Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is reminding people how to stay safe and well and reduce pressures on local health systems, as the UK Health Security Agency issue heat-health alerts for high temperatures.
A yellow alert has been issued across the North West of England and is in place from 9am on Friday 9 June to Monday 12 June.
Long periods of hot, sunny weather can see NHS Emergency Departments experience a rise in the number of people presenting with dehydration and sun stroke.
In an effort to reduce potential heat-related health conditions, people are being advised to follow NHS tips:
- Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying health conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk
- Stay cool indoors by closing curtains on rooms that face the sun
- Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol, take water with you if travelling
- Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
- Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
- Walk in the shade and apply sunscreen regularly
- Avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day
- Never jump into or swim in open water (including reservoirs, rivers, canals and ponds). Follow local safety guidance and advice from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service