Heat Health warning for London - September 2023
4 September 2023
The Met Office have updated the heat-health warning for London to AMBER until Tuesday 12 September 2023 at 9am.
The expected impacts at regional level is as follows:
'Significant impacts are probable across the health and social care sector due to the high temperatures, including: observed increase in mortality across the population likely, particularly in the 65+ age group or those with health conditions, but impacts may also be seen in younger age groups; increased demand for remote health care services likely; internal temperatures in care settings (hospitals and care homes) may exceed recommended threshold for clinical risk assessment; impact on ability of services to be delivered due to heat effects on workforce possible and many indoor environments likely to be overheating, risk to vulnerable people living independently in community as well as in care settings; medicines management issues; staffing issues due to external factors (e.g. transport); cross system demand for temporary AC capacity being exceeded possible and other sectors starting to be observe impacts (e.g. travel delays)'.
Further advice and guidance can be found on the LBWF Severe Adverse Weather Health Plan.
Action card information for Schools and Educational settings can be found from page 58 onwards.