ACT seniors alert - Extreme heat forcast for the ACT this week

The ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly, and ACT Ambulance Service Chief Officer, Mr David Foot, have alerted Canberrans to the Bureau of Meteorology’s forecast for prolonged heat conditions occurring in the Territory from this week.

Every year many Australians suffer from heat-related stress and illness which can range from mild to very serious.

ACT residents are encouraged to stay healthy in the heat. Find out who is at risk and how you can prepare for and cope during a heat event, see the ACT Health Guide To Summer Safety: carersvoice.com.au/health-services/population-health/summer-safety/your-guide-to-summer-safety.

Media release: www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/hd/2014/extreme-heat-alert.

 

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Monday, 13 January 2014