With temperatures hovering towards 40 degrees today and tomorrow, a heat health alert has been issued for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
We asked Frankston Hospital Emergency Department ActingDirector Dr Jon Dowling how the community can protect themselves and each other this long weekend, against the effects of extreme heat:
• Care for those most at risk: babies or young children, older people, neighbours living alone, and pets.
• Be aware of the signs of heat-related illnesses and seek urgent medical attention (call Triple Zero 000) if you or someone in your care is suffering from heat stroke.
• Look for symptoms including a sudden rise in body temperature, dry swollen tongue, rapid pulse, rapid shallow breathing,…