zoom Britain’s independent ship repairer, Burgess Marine has entered into a long-term agreement with Mainprize Offshore to initially build two 25m wind farm support vessels; MO2 an MO3.Mainprize Offshore has also taken out options on a further two vessels. The deal is to be financed by Close Brothers.Burgess Marine has developed a new concept called ‘Sure Build’, the first beneficiary of which will be Mainprize Offshore with the build of their vessel MO2.Nicholas Warren, Burgess Marine’s Managing Director said: “For many years we’ve watched yards make small fortunes, then fail, or Operators make big investments which have then been seized or withheld by administrators. We wanted to offer a ‘piece of mind alternative’ to the industry. Something different. Something sensible. This low risk low margin model has got to be the way to go in an industry so inherently full of risk. The team at Close Brothers have been second-to-none and so very easy to work with; between us we’ve a great product and we look forward to many years of success.”Burgess Marine intends to launch ‘Sure Build’ to the market at the Seawork International 2014 exhibition in Southampton next month, with the signing of MO2 taking place on the company’s exhibition stand on June 10.Bob Mainprize, Mainprize Offshore’s Owner and Managing Director said: “We obviously look forward to working closely with Nick and the team at Burgess throughout the build of MO2 – but perhaps more importantly we are looking forward to the development of very long and very fruitful mutually beneficial relationship. Our product really is leading the field and business remains very brisk, we’re all pushing our hardest to have MO2 at Seawork next year and safely in a customer’s hands shortly thereafter.”June 9, 2014
“With over 70% of sepsis cases coming from the community, the guideline for GPs and paramedics to deliver potentially lifesaving antibiotics en route to the hospital is key to treating sepsis early.”The speed in which sepsis takes over the body – 36 hours in William’s case – is frightening.”Mr Hunt said the health service was undertaking a “relentless drive” to raise awareness of the condition.“Every death from sepsis is a tragedy, yet too often the warning signs are missed,” he said.“We need to get far better at spotting sepsis across the NHS and this advice shows how vital it is for clinicians to treat life-threatening symptoms as soon as possible.” The update in guidance follows a string of scandals where doctors and nurses failed to react to signs of sepsis, when the body overreacts to an infection and goes into shock, until it was too late.Last year NICE urged staff to treat signs of the condition with the same urgency as they would potential symptoms of a heart attack.But in an indication that clinical standards have not yet sufficiently improved, NICE is now mandating a 60-minute window by which staff must begin to act.A 2015 report revealed that 40 per cent of people admitted to A&E with sepsis were not given a timely review by a senior clinician.It also highlighted avoidable delays in administering antibiotics in more than a quarter of cases.Last night the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said the warning signs were still too often being missed, and the NHS needed to improve its treatment of the condition. NHS doctors repeatedly failed to spot he had sepsis, while workers on the 111 helpline mishandled a call from his mother Melissa.Another child, three-year-old Sam Morrish, from Devon, also died from sepsis in December 2010.He was also the victim of a catalogue of NHS errors.Call-handlers at NHS Direct failed to categorise Sam’s mother’s call as urgent, despite indications that his vomit contained blood.Even when hospital staff finally realised he was critically ill, they waited three hours before administering the antibiotics that could have saved his life.Mrs Mead said: “I am delighted that all clinical organisations are coming together to improve care for suspected and confirmed sepsis. William Mead died of sepsis after NHS errors in 2014Credit:PA NHS staff must begin treating patients suspected of having potentially lethal sepsis within one hour, the watchdog has said in a bid to crack down on avoidable deaths.The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence today says that anyone showing symptoms, such as increased temperature, heart rate and rashes, must be swiftly examined by a senior doctor and started on life-saving drugs. We need to get far better at spotting sepsis across the NHSJeremy Hunt Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The new guidance will not only apply to hospital staff, but also to GPs, who will be expected to start patients on antibiotics and intravenous fluids within an hour if they cannot be rushed to hospital.Professor Gillian Leng, NICE deputy chief executive, said: “”Severe symptoms can develop in sepsis very quickly.“If high-risk patients are not identified and treated promptly, people can be left with debilitating problems.“In the worst cases, they may die.”The condition hit the headlines following the death of 12-month-old William Mead in December 2014.