19 July 2013
The Met Office has issued a level three warning for the North West which means that there is a 90% chance of heatwave conditions on Friday 19 July and Saturday 20 July.
NHS England is closely monitoring the situation and is urging the public to follow public health advice:
“NHS England is closely monitoring performance across urgent and emergency care services across England as the hot weather continues. We can confirm that our A&E departments are very busy, but also that emergency teams are handling this very well, with more than 95% of all patients across England seen, treated and either admitted to hospital or discharged, within four hours of their arrival.
“NHS organisations are working together to enact local heatwave plans, which include putting extra capacity into unscheduled care pathways, and proactively supporting the most vulnerable patients at home. We urge everyone to follow public health advice to reduce the effects of the heat.”