Health alert: Severe heatwave conditions for our region

Last updated 15 December 2023
Health alert: Severe heatwave conditions for our region

From 14 December 2023, severe heatwave conditions are commencing across South East Queensland, with an increase of both maximum day temperatures and overnight temperatures, before transitioning to low heatwave conditions across early next week.

Heatwave forcast map produced by Bureau of Meteorology for 14 December 2023

Prepare your practice and your patients for the heatwave

General Practice (GP) clinics, disability accommodation and Residential Aged Care Facilities should refer to the Queensland Health Heatwave Management Sub-plan for guidance on how to prepare for and respond to heatwaves.

Create a Heat Plan
Appendix 3 of the Sub-plan can guide you through creating a heat plan for your practice.

Identify at-risk patients
Appendix 4 of the Sub-plan is a checklist to help identify patients at risk of heat illness and increase their awareness of how to stay safe during a heatwave.

Help raise your patients' awareness of heat-related illness

The Heatwave Stakeholder Communications Kit has also been developed to assist you to communicate safety advice and raise awareness about the risks of heat-related illness with your patients.

Let's work together to promote heat health awareness to our community.