Stay healthy this summer
More local people are expected to take day trips within the area and more people from elsewhere in the country are likely to book a short break here this summer. To help stay healthy, the NHS has provided these tips:
- The NHS is advising people to ensure they stay hydrated and use sun cream on hot days.
- People on prescription medication such as asthma inhalers should always take their medication with them on holidays or day trips in case they need it.
- If anyone does feel unwell and needs clinical advice, calling 111 is the quickest way to access urgent care for people over the age of five. 111 call handlers have a team of medical professionals behind them to assess each call and can book people into the nearest NHS facility, wherever they are.
- For minor ailments people should go to a local pharmacy. Pharmacists can help with a number of problems such as coughs, colds, sore throats, eye infections, hay fever, tummy troubles, aches and pains, constipation, diarrhoea, bites and stings, sunburn, blisters and minor cuts and grazes.
- A list of local pharmacies.
- Beach patrols can also give first aid, provide wristbands for children, offer water safety advice and help to find a missing child.
- 999 should only be used in emergencies where there is a threat to life. The coastguard can also be summoned via 999 if someone is in difficulty in the water.