“We see increased hospital admissions and increased heat-related illnesses that result in fatalities … so I think putting focus on heatwaves and their impact is definitely a very good idea.”
‘Australia is not prepared for heatwaves’
Dr Kim Loo is a GP in north-Western Sydney and DEA’s NSW chair.
Western Sydney GP and DEA NSW chair Dr Kim Loo. Source: SBS News / SBS News
“Australia is not prepared for heatwaves”, Dr Loo told SBS News, with the hospital system already .
“This is attributable to human-caused climate change like greenhouse gas emissions.”