Paramedics go extra mile

2017-05-31 06:00
Left: Netcare 911 paramedics from Kimberley during a visit to the Resthaven Old Age Home in Kimberley on Tuesday, 23 May, in celebration of International Emergency Services Week.Photos: Supplied

Left: Netcare 911 paramedics from Kimberley during a visit to the Resthaven Old Age Home in Kimberley on Tuesday, 23 May, in celebration of International Emergency Services Week.Photos: Supplied

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On Tuesday, 23 May, paramedics of Netcare 911 visited the Resthaven Old Age Home in Kimberley in celebration of International Emergency Services week.

The paramedics rendered basic health services, such as blood pressure check-ups, to the elderly to make sure there are no underlying health problems that need urgent attention.

According to André Keyser, operations ­manager of Netcare 911, his staff also donated blankets to help the elderly keep warm throughout the winter.

After performing the medical check-ups, paramedics spent time interacting with the senior citizens.

“It was so heartwarming to see the joy on the faces of the elderly,” said Keyser.

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