We’re being urged to check in with elderly friends and family as the hot weather continues.
Queensland paramedics were called to 26 heat-related incidents across the state on Wednesday, with a majority of patients over the age of 70.
“We believe they are directly related to people suffering the affects of the heat,” Michael Augustas from QAS explains.
“The majority were from the South East and people 70 years and above,” he adds.
The mercury edged close to 33 degrees at the Gold Coast Seaway on Wednesday and the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast tops in the low 30s again today before rising to the mid-30s over the weekend.
“With many hot days still to come, can we please stress the need to keep an eye on people who are elderly?”
“Sometimes the affects of heat are catching up on them and they are not realising it until they become ill.”
“If you’ve got elderly neighbours, relatives and friends please make sure they are doing ok.”