Heatwave Plan

Publication: 01/05/2019  
Next review: 29/06/2024  
Clinical Protocol
ID: 6042 
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Heatwave Plan


Record: 6042

The objectives of the plan are to:

  • Describe roles and responsibilities of key staff in preparing, alerting and preventing people from the major avoidable effects on health during a heatwave.
  • Describe high risk factors and groups of people in the event of a heatwave.
  • Describe heat-related illnesses and their consequences.
  • Provide key messages to staff and patients to prevent heat-related illness and heat-related problems.
  • Define how the Met Office Heat-Health Watch Alert system will operate in England from 1 June to 15 September.
  • Ensure measures are taken to avoid estate and equipment failure (including computers and other hospital equipment).
  • Provide advice on the use of fans and supply of ice (within infection control restrictions).
  • Ensure business continuity arrangements are in place.
  • Link to appropriate websites and resources.
  • Provide action cards which are simple to operate and ensures clarity of roles and responsibilities.
Clinical condition:
Target patient group:
Target professional group(s): Secondary Care Doctors
Registered Nurses Working in Critical Care
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Evidence base

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Document history

LHP version 2.0

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