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New technology at Norfolk hospitals to speed up 'real killer' sepsis treatment

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Patients with suspected sepsis will see further speeding up of testing following the installation of new machines at all of Norfolk's hospitals.

The BioMerieux BACT/Alert Virtuo blood culture machines will process hundreds of blood samples a week and have been installed in the laboratories of the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH), in Gorleston, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), in King's Lynn.

Previously blood culture samples were sent to the microbiology lab at Norwich Research Park.

Now on site, tests will provide information to........

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