Update on heat stress cases

As at 8.00am this morning there were 13 cases for heat related conditions since Monday 13 January 2014 .

Eight patients were transferred to hospital: four to Canberra Hospital and four to Calvary Hospital.

We are reminding the community to remain indoors as much as possible due to the extreme heat conditions.

People with illness and chronic conditions and pregnant women may also need extra monitoring and care during hot weather. It's important for these people to continue with their usual medications and see their General Practitioner if they require a medical review.