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Services during heatwave

By 15th July 2022 July 19th, 2022 No Comments

The Met Office has issued a red warning of extreme heat affecting the Southwest between late Sunday 17 July to midnight Tuesday 19 July.

They advise that people across the country may experience heat related issues, which could lead to serious illness or danger to life. They have also advised that significant changes in working practices and daily routines will be required.

Some of our clinics may be impacted by the heat, and we will contact anyone affected by this. Please do not put yourself at risk. If you are struggling to make an appointment, please contact us using the contact details on your appointment letter.

If attending one of our Minor Injury Units or our Urgent Treatment Centre at busy periods, please be prepared to wait outside and attend with appropriate water and sun protection when possible.

During hot weather, babies may want to breastfeed more than usual. Fully breastfed babies under 6 months of age do not need any water. More advice can be found on the NHS safety in the sun webpage.

The Heat Health Alert page, Met Office weather warning page and Heatwave Plan for England all have more useful information to help you keep well during this time. The infographic at the bottom of the page also contains useful information about what to expect and how to prepare. 

For more information about staying well in the heat, see our advice for staying safe in the sun.

Infographic with information about staying well in the heat. See the Met Office website for more guidance.