Health bosses issue advice as temperatures rise this weekend

Seven Acres Country Park <i>(Image: Camera Club Keith Rylance)</i>
Seven Acres Country Park (Image: Camera Club Keith Rylance)

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, June 9 to Monday June 12.

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 such as, looking 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.

The Bolton News: Seven Acres Country Park
The Bolton News: Seven Acres Country Park

A spokesman for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust said: “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, and avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day.”

The trust also discourage people from jumping into or swimming in open water.