Charity named after Stenhousemuir born doctor

Dr Fiona Agnew
Dr Fiona Agnew

The family of a GP who died suddenly after being struck by sepsis has set up a charity in her name.

Fiona Agnew was 38 and expecting her second child when she became ill with the deadly infection.

Tragically, her daughter Isla was stillborn and hours later on August 26 last year she also died in Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Originally from Stenhousemuir, Fiona was a GP at the Richmond Practice in Bo’ness and lived in Edinburgh with her husband Craig Stobo and two-year-old son Robert.

Craig, a senor tax manager, was also struck down with sepsis but thanks to his wife’s diagnosis, he was admitted to hospital quickly where he spent seven days fighting the condition which claims 37,000 lives in the UK annually.

Sadly, Fiona was not so fortunate.

Now he has set up the charity in memory of his wife and daughter with the aim of raising awareness and funding research into sepsis.

Craig said: “Awareness of sepsis is still very low and is certainly not on a level with other diseases such as meningitis, heart disease or cancer. But this can change.”

Along with five friends, he completed the West Highland Way last Sunday on what would have been Fiona’s 39th birthday. To date their efforts have raised over £2000.

To find out more about the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust (FEAT) visit justgiving.com/feat.