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20 January 2014
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding older residents to start planning as the weather will begin to change. With wet and cold weather forecast for the coming weeks it’s important to take appropriate measures to ensure you stay safe and healthy.
Bedfordshire CCG is providing three top tips to prevent slips, trips and falls that will become heightened during wet, cold and icy weather conditions. Some may seem obvious, but they could help you to stay safe and healthy over the coming weeks.
Dr Fran Ross, Bedfordshire CCG Urgent Care Lead, said “With winter comes the slippery stuff, the cold, the ice, and snow, all of which can lead to the ‘Winter 3’ — slips and trips and falls and sometimes broken bones, sprains, and strains.
“Slips in the winter are mostly caused by a slippery surface, plus wearing the wrong footwear, and simple distraction”
Bedfordshire CCG recommends avoiding the ‘Winter 3’ by following the three simple steps to take extra precaution in the cold weather. Change the surface, change your shoes, and change your walk.
1. Change the surface
2. Change your shoes
3. Change your walk
Watch a short video to help prevent slips, trips and falls this winter