Heatwave hits hard
THREE people in Warwick and two in Stanthorpe presented to emergency departments with heat-related conditions, including dehydration, fainting and heat stress/sunstroke on Monday. During the course of last summer, there were 24 heat-related presentations at Warwick Hospital and 15 at Stanthorpe Hospital. Darling Downs Public Health Unit director Penny Hutchinson reminded residents to be mindful of their health during periods of higher-than-average temperatures. Dr Hutchinson urged residents to apply sunscreen, drink water and stay indoors during hot weather.