A spokeperson from the Millicent Hospital advised 5 THE FM that the Millicent Hospital has facilities available and members of the community are welcome to go to the hospital if they are finding it difficult to stay cool in their own surroundings. People accessing this offer will be provided with a cool place to rest and cold drinks.
Penola Hospital is also available as a cool place to go for people unable to stay cool in their own surroundings.
Medical Clinic Millicent advised that if people are feeling unwell with heat related symptoms, they can call the Clinic on 8733 2200 for advice. Anyone unwell from the heat can also present at their hospital in the normal manner.
Today CHSA issued this update on people with heat related conditions admitted to hospitals across SA.
On 15 January 2014, there were a total of 43 heat-related presentations to metropolitan Adelaide hospitals.
In SA country hospitals there were 16 admissions for heat-related conditions.
Balaklava – 1 Elliston – 1 Meningie – 3 Mount Barker – 2 Pinnaroo – 1 Port Pirie – 1 Renmark – 1
Wallaroo – 4 Yorketown – 2
Total for 15/01/14: 59 Cumulative heatwave total (13/01/14 – 15/01/14): 129