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As More Snow Predicted NHSGGCs Acute Medical Director Urges Winter Precautions

January 20, 2015 9:14 AM

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As weather forecasters predict the cold snap will continue, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) Acute Medical Director is urging people to stay warm and be careful when out and about.

Dr David Stewart has stressed the importance of people, particularly the elderly, taking a few simple precautions to ensure they remain safe and healthy.

He said: “As the forecast for this week is more snow it’s important everyone takes sensible precautions to stay warm and if people need to leave the house they wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

“I would encourage older people, in particular, to dress warmly when they go out and to eat at least one hot meal a day along with plenty of hot drinks.

“It’s also best to keep the whole house warm, even at a lower temperature, rather than heating just the one room to a higher temperature. Going from a warm room into a cold one can heighten the risk of cardiovascular problems.

“By taking a couple of simple steps you’re giving yourself a better chance of staying safe and healthy.”

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For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected] .

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