NHS faces ‘summer crisis’ as heatwave sees record numbers at A and E

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) warned of a major public health crisis unless action was taken. It said sustainable new buildings were the solution in the future but said that in the short term patients and nurses needed to be protected through easy access to drinking water, relaxation of dress codes and effective ventilation systems.

The Met Office issued a level three, amber heat health watch warning on Monday, which acts as an alert to health providers that extreme temperatures are on the way. It was supposed to end at 9am on Friday but has been extended by 24 hours. More