A further heat-health alert has been issued today as the Met Office announced high temperatures will continue through much of the coming week across Sussex
The NHS in Sussex is warning residents and visitors about the health risks posed by the hot weather and issuing advice on how to stay safe during a heatwave.
A spokesperson for the NHS in Sussex said:
“We reminding people to take extra care of themselves and check in with their loved ones while out enjoying the hot weather this week.
“In the NHS we often see an impact on emergency and urgent care when there is a heatwave with more people coming in with dehydration and heatstroke.
“For some people, a heatwave can pose a serious health risk, especially older people, children and babies and those with long-term health conditions.
“Much of the hot weather advice is common sense, such as drinking plenty of water and sticking to the shade. But it’s also worth checking in with family, friends and neighbours during the hot weather to make sure they have the support they need, especially if they are higher risk.”
A heatwave can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are:
If you or someone else feels unwell with a high temperature during hot weather, it may be heat exhaustion or heatstroke.