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Cold homes costs NHS '£1.36bn'

22nd November 2012

A report by Age UK has shown that cold homes cost the NHS in England £1.36bn every year in hospital and primary care admissions.

They say such conditions in homes have a “devastating impact” and are a “major contributing factor” to excess winter deaths with data suggesting that those who live in the coldest homes are three times as likely to die from a cold-related illness compared to those in warmer homes. Poorly insulated property and rising energy prices are seen as a major issue.

 

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Title: Cold homes costs NHS '£1.36bn'
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23219
Date Added: 22nd Nov 2012

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