With temperatures predicted to rise above 40 °C continuing, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today reminded Australia’s veteran community to take steps to ensure the heat doesn’t impact our health, particularly with older Australians and those suffering from medical conditions and issues.
“It is important that we take time to check up on others, all it takes is a simple phone call and asking if they are ok in order to save a life. This could also be a chance to introduce yourself to your elderly neighbour and letting them know you are here to help,” Senator Ronaldson said.
In extreme heat conditions, if symptoms such as breathlessness, chest pain, confusion, weakness, dizziness or cramps arise then you should seek medical attention. If symptoms become severe then you should call 000 immediately.
Members of the veteran and ex-service community should monitor health advisories put out by their state or territory health authorities for advice and guidance,” Senator Ronaldson said.
Senator Ronaldson also encouraged Australian’s to check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves or living alone.
Categories: GENERAL News