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  • Writer's pictureHealthwatch West Berkshire

YELLOW Heat-Health Alert

The Met Office, in conjunction with UKHSA, is issuing the following heat-health warning for our area: Hot weather response has been issued for the following regions:

East of England, London, South East, South West

In effect between 10/08/2023 at 12:00 and 12/08/2023 at 09:00.

“Minor impacts are probable across the health and social care sector, including: increased use of healthcare services by the vulnerable population; increase in risk of mortality amongst vulnerable individuals and increased potential for indoor environments to become very warm.”

Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease.

Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the NHS website at NHS 111 or from your local chemist.

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