Tips To Stay Well This Winter From NHS Trafford CCG
With winter looming NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Public Health England are urging people to think about how cold weather this winter may affect you, your family and your home.
As temperatures drop, it is important people keep warm and well. Cold weather can kill and lead to serious health problems, such as heart attacks, strokes or pneumonia – those who are 65 or over, or who have a chronic health condition, are particularly at risk.
Dr Nigel Guest, Chief Clinical Officer at Trafford CCG and local Trafford GP, said:
“Throughout the cold weather, looking after yourself and others is essential to keeping healthy. Firstly, if you are eligible for the flu jab please get it now - it’s free and you need it as protection. If you have a long-term health condition, even one that is well managed, or you are pregnant, you are at greater risk of severe complications if you catch flu."
Children aged two, three and four can get a nose spray vaccination, which is a quick and painless way to get protected without the need for injections.”
There are also a variety of entitlements and benefits people can apply for if they struggling to keep their houses warm, such as Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments. Information about these is available from the Government’s gov.uk website.
Top tips keep yourself healthy and your home warm this winter: