Doctors have expressed concern over the rising energy bill

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Doctors have expressed concern over the rising energy bill, noting it is allowing elderly people to freeze to death. A study of hypothermia has found, in the worst cases, the victims were not only old but were living on pension and isolation. Over the seven-year study, around 217 hypothermia patients presented to two hospitals. Around 90% of the elderly patients contracted it while indoors, 70% of them were pensioners and 60% live alone. With this, Victorians are being urged to jump on the new discount called the Victorian default which will start next month.

Period17 Jun 2019

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  • TitleInterview Channel 9
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletChannel 9
    Media typeTelevision
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/06/19
    PersonsMichelle Ananda-Rajah