Imagine falling ill in a remote part of the country and struggling your way to a rural health centre. You feel terrible, you have high fevers, and frequent uncontrollable body shakes (rigors).
The local doctor is very worried about your condition and you are whisked to hospital by helicopter.
This is what a sepsis journey can look like, and hundreds of people arrive at hospital like this very year.
Follow this video to learn more about what it’s like to wake up in an intensive care unit, and meet the teams who look after you as you make your way to recovery.
With thanks to the team at Waikato District Health Board and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust.