Rapid response by Netcare 911 paramedics

2015-08-26 06:00
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Netcare paramedics (back, from left) Charles Newborn (BLS), Navin Singh (ALS), Neil Thathiah (ILS), and (front, from left) Zoe Roberts (ILS), Pranil Mahabeer (ILS), Andile Hlongwa (BLS) and Rodney Ngubane (ILS).

PHOTO: supplied Netcare paramedics (back, from left) Charles Newborn (BLS), Navin Singh (ALS), Neil Thathiah (ILS), and (front, from left) Zoe Roberts (ILS), Pranil Mahabeer (ILS), Andile Hlongwa (BLS) and Rodney Ngubane (ILS).

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NETCARE St Anne’s Hospital in Burger Street Pietermaritzburg, is able to respond to any medical emergency by road or air, and if necessary, quickly evacuate patients to the most appropriate medical facility.

“Our emergency teams are led by highly trained advance life-support paramedics, who are just a phone call away in the event of a health-care emergency. Netcare 911 employs the latest in technology to ensure the fastest possible response to any medical emergency,” said Kerry Staples, Netcare 911’s general manager: coastal.

The 24-hour Netcare 911, a private emergency service, has a dedicated emergency operations centre linked to well known emergency number - 082 911.

The Netcare 911 emergency operations centre is the largest in the southern hemisphere­ and its state-of-the-art technology­ assists in ensuring a rapid response­.

It can call on fixed-wing jet air-ambulance aircraft to assist with patient evacuation where necessary, and operates a 24-hour helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS).

“Netcare 911 has the largest private fleet of ambulances and emergency response vehicles in South Africa and operates throughout the country.

“We strive to deliver quality patient care, which is grounded by our unwavering commitment to Netcare’s values of care, dignity, participation, truth and passion,” said Staples

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