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Health warnings amid heatwave

Wales' top doctor is warning people to stay safe in the heat. A&E departments are seeing a rise in patients suffering from heat exhaustion, sunburn and alcohol related injuries.

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Hot weather putting pressure on A&E departments

Soaking up the sun: people have been making the most of the weather Credit: PA

Wales' top doctor has said the hot weather is putting pressure on Accident and Emergency departments.

Dr Ruth Hussey said there has been an increase in patients suffering heat exhaustion, sun burn and minor injuries related to alcohol. Dr Hussey also urged older people - especially those with heart or lung diseases - to be careful.

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