The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Severe weather in Leeds

Severe weather may cause some changes to routine local services.

Stay Well Transport

Bus and rail services may be subject to delays and cancellations. For a list of local updates in Leeds, click here


Staying safe in wintry weather

Hospitals see an increase in A&E attendances due to injuries from falling on ice - it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, everyone is at risk of slipping over in icy conditions so please take care.

Remember to wear shoes or boots with a flat, low heel, a slip-resistant sole to reduce slipping hazards and a good tread that helps to grip the surface.

If you are unsure whether you need medical attention please call NHS 111 for advice - your local pharmacy can also advise you on over the counter remedies to ease any slight pain, minor swelling or bruising.

Cold weather can also be a trigger for a number of medical conditions including asthma. Make sure you have your reliever inhaler with you throughout winter to manage your symptoms.

If you have an older neighbour or relative, please visit them and see if they need a helping hand. Check that they have enough food and medication - little things like making them a cup of tea can make a big difference.