HEAT WAVE UPDATE:
On 16 January 2014, there were a total of 65 heat-related presentations to metropolitan Adelaide hospitals.
In SA country hospitals there were a further 25 admissions for heat-related conditions.
Mount Gambier 1; Naracoorte 2; Angaston 2; Tanunda 1; Gawler 1; Mount Barker 1; Strathalbyn 1; Barmera 1; Berri 1; Loxton 1; Murray Bridge 1; Mannum 2; Burra 1;
Port Pirie 3; Wallaroo 2; Wudinna 1; Tumby Bay 2; Whyalla 1;
Total for 16/01/14: 90.
Cumulative heatwave total from13/01/14 – 16/01/14= 219
On Wednesday 15 January 2014, there were a total of 16 admissions for heat-related conditions in SA country hospitals. 43 heat-related presentations were made to metropolitan Adelaide hospitals.
Heat related presentations to country hospitals include the following:
Balaklava 1, Elliston 1, Meningie 3, Mount Barker 2, Pinnaroo 1, Port Pirie 1, Renmark 1, Wallaroo 4, Yorketown 2. Combined total for 15/01/14: 59
Cumulative heatwave total between 13/01/14 – 15/01/14): 129
Download the “Extreme Heat Guide – How to Cope” – below
Country Health SA hospitals will be open to the public for people to stay cool during the ongoing period of extreme heat.
Helen Chalmers, Chief Operating Officer of Country Health SA, said people who are finding it difficult to stay cool in their homes can report to the reception of their local hospital and provision will be made for a cool place to stay during the day.
“Anybody feeling unwell from the heat should continue to present to their GP or hospital in the normal manner,” Helen Chalmers said.
For more information about preventing heat-related illness or to download copies of the Extreme Heat guide here Extreme Heat Guide SA Health (PDF) or visit http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au.
Between Monday 13 January and Tuesday 14 January SA country hospitals treated 13 heat-related cases. Two admissions each in Port Pirie and Gawler. One admission each in Coober Pedy, Leigh Creek, Kapunda, Berri, Crystal Brook, Mount Barker, Strathalbyn, Mount Gambier and Tailem Bend, totalling 46 in country areas.
In metropolitan Adelaide hospitals there were a total of 33 heat-related presentations, making a state total of 70 heat related admissions to hospitals across the state.
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