HEALTH services across the East Midlands are urging the public to keep themselves healthy during the current cold weather
The NHS and emergency services across the region are predicting a busy period over the next few days as the cold snap continues.
If it’s not an emergency, people are being urged no to visit accident and emergency departments or ring 999.
People can help the NHS during these busy times by making sure they consider using other parts of the NHS, such as a pharmacist, GP, NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 or online by visiting www.nhs.uk
David Walker, director of public health for NHS Midlands, said: “Heavy snowfall, ice and cold temperatures do mean an increase in slips, trips and falls, which can occasionally result in serious injury.
“During inclement weather, make sure you only go out if you really need to. However, if you do, practical things like wearing extra layers of clothing or protected shoes.”