Dust in Port Augusta
The fact sheet below includes general advice about the dust in Port Augusta and a summary of health effects from dust.
Residents who are experiencing non-emergency symptoms relating to dust should contact their local GP. Residents who are unable to attend their local GP clinic and who have symptoms relating to dust exposure can attend a clinic at Port Augusta Hospital between 10am and 2pm, where they will be examined by clinicians. The clinic began on Tuesday 10 January. As usual, anyone requiring urgent medical attention is encouraged to ring 000 or present to the emergency department of their local hospital.
Residents who have concerns about the general impact of dust on health can discuss these issues with a public health expert by calling the SA Health hotline on (08) 8226 7100 at any time. Callers will be forwarded to a public health specialist directly Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm and after hours a specialist will call back.