Seven new ambulances for iLembe

2018-09-12 06:01

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EMS

• Each of the 11 health districts have an emergency management centre where emergency calls are received, triaged (the calls are placed in order of medical priority, not first come, first serve) and then an ambulance is dispatched to the case.

• The control rooms play a critical role as this is where the emergencies are co-ordinated.

• KZN EMS can be contacted by dialling 10177.

Advice to the public when phoning any emergency number:

• give full details of the reason for calling the emergency number (there has been a car accident, etc.)

• answer all the questions you are asked;

• do not exaggerate the extent of the emergency;

• do not hesitate to give a phone number that you can be contacted back on; and

• provide clear and exact directions to where the emergency is.

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