Signs of smoke irritation include itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose and coughing. Generally, once away from smoke these symptoms will clear up but people with asthma, heart disease and other conditions may be more sensitive to smoky conditions.
Important message for our Caboolture community: 🌧️
The Caboolture community is currently experiencing localised flooding from heavy rainfall in the region.
There is no impact to patient safety at Caboolture Hospital due to the flooding and rainfall.
Flooding has led to significant road closures in the area which has limited access to Caboolture Hospital for staff and patients.
An emergency response (Code Brown) has been activated which supports the hospital to manage this situation and means ambulances will be diverting care to alternate Emergency Departments for some cases.
The Caboolture Hospital Emergency Department remains open for patients in its care and patients who can safely present to the hospital. Anyone needing urgent life-saving care should continue to contact 000. Caboolture Hospital continues to operate as usual, with patients unable to attend appointments encouraged to contact their care team per normal channels to reschedule.
Caboolture Satellite Hospital will close at 1530 today due to staffing impacts.
Patients and staff will continue to be supported by Caboolture Hospital, including those that are ready for discharge but cannot safely return home.