It’s time to ‘beat the heat’ and stay well during hot weather
Lifestyle / Sat 10th Jun 2023 at 06:37am
As the hot weather is expected to continue in Hertfordshire and west Essex in the coming days, the local health service is reminding residents how to protect themselves and loved ones when the temperatures rise.
For some, especially older people and those with underlying health conditions, the summer heat brings extra health risks. If the forecasted temperatures are reached, there could be significant impacts across health and care services.
To help beat the heat, the advice from NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) is:
Where possible, check in on elderly or vulnerable family members and neighbours to help ensure they’re keeping cool. A cool living space is also important for infants, or those with long-term health conditions:
For more information on being safe in hot weather, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beat-the-heat-hot-weather-advice/beat-the-heat-staying-safe-in-hot-weather
You can also get local health information via social media – follow ‘@HWEICB’ on Twitter and search ’Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB’ on Facebook.
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