Winter Health (Professional)In 2014, there were an estimated 43,900 excess winter deaths in England and Wales, the highest number in over a decade.
Hertfordshire County Council is working with partners across the county to help people to stay well this winter.
For information on the support Hertfordshire County Council is providing as part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign visit our winter health page.
Please share our top tips to help vulnerable Hertfordshire residents to stay well.
For information about the support, information and advice provided by HertsHelp to help people stay independent and healthy please visit the HertsHelp website. A list of useful contacts is also available on this page.
Please direct people to the right place for help:
A Pharmacy is a good first stop for many complaints such as colds and flu. Minor Injuries Units treat a range of injuries like sprains, cuts, grazes, bites, minor burns and scalds.
For an illness that just won't go away, visit or phone your GP or practice nurse. Alternatively phone the NHS on 111 for advice. Can't wait to see your GP? Urgent Care Centres (located in Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City) are open 24 hours and treat a wide range of minor illness and injuries. A&E is for life-threatening situations such as heart attack or stroke and for people with symptoms of serious illness or who are badly injured. In an emergency dial 999.
Look out for older friends, family and neighbours and those with existing health conditions and young children.
Keep a list of useful and emergency contacts by your phone and add local organisations and charities who provide support.
General advice on staying well this winter.