Gold Coast seniors suffer in the heat

Summer scorcher keeps paramedics busy

Gold Coast seniors suffer in the heat

The Gold Coast's hot, humid days and sticky nights are taking their toll on the elderly, with paramedics revealing most of their heat-related callouts have been for patients aged above 70.

Our region accounted for 10 of the 26 heat-related callouts Queensland Ambulance Service attended yesterday (Wednesday), which is more than anywhere else in the state.

QAS' Michael Augustus said it was important we keep an eye on our elderly neighbours and loved ones.

"Somtimes the affects of heat are catching up on them we're finding," he said.

"Just make sure they're doing okay and doing their utmost to stay cool."

The steamy conditions were expected to continue on Thursday, with temperatures in the low thirties combined with high humidity and the chance of showers.

There will be little respite on Thursday night with minimums around 23 forecast.

Friday will be similar before temperatures rise into the mid thirties on Saturday.

- James Royce, Twitter @jameseroyce

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