When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.
Winter advice for East Lancashire elderly
4:40pm Wednesday 18th December 2013 in News
BLACKBURN with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have joined with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust to offer advice to the elderly this winter.
Dr Ray Hyatt, a consultant at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Excess winter mortality is greatest in older people and the North West had a high prevalence last year.
Older people are advised to keep their living room around 70°F (21°C), their bedroom at 65°F (18°C), drink hot drinks regularly, eat at least one hot meal a day and get the seasonal flu jab.
Comments are closed on this article.