ER24 Emergency Medical Services

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ER24
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ER24 Logo
Abbreviation ER24
Motto realhelprealfast
Formation August 2000
Purpose Emergency Medical Care, Emergency Medical Response, Private Health Care
Headquarters Cambridge Manor Office Park, Manor 1, Stone Haven Street, Paulshof, Sandton, South Africa
Location
Parent organisation
Mediclinic International
Website http://www.er24.co.za

ER24 is a private emergency medical company that provides public and private emergency medical services across South Africa.[1][2] The company is aimed at providing pre-hospital emergency care, including medical emergency care transportation by road and air across Southern African nations such as Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia.[3][4] ER24 has branches with ambulances and other emergency resources placed in all the major metropolitan areas, cities and towns across the nations.[4] The emergency medical company is regularly featured in national and international publications including CNN,[5] The Wall Street Journal,[1] and The Times (South Africa).[6]

History[edit]

ER24 was officially established in August 2000 and registered in South Africa as a subsidiary of Mediclinic International which owned a 50% interest in the company during the period. As at then, it was referred to as Emergency Room Company 24. Few years after, the name was changed to ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd and then to ER24 when the Mediclinic International acquired 100% ownership of the company.[7]

Mediclinic International was founded in 1983 by Dr Edwin Hertzog as part of Remgro Group of companies which owns and manages several private hospitals in Southern Africa and also operates in Switzerland and the Middle East.[8][9]

Products and services[edit]

Corporate solutions[edit]

ER24 offers corporate solution services which include Corporate Health and Safety Solutions,[6][10][11] Emergency Paramedic Services,[12][13][14][15][16][17] Accident Scene Medical Response,[18][19][20][21][5] Ambulance Provision Service,[22] and so on.

Training and school solutions[edit]

ER24 also offers School Health and Safety Training Solutions as well as specialized Training Courses for Paramedic interns, health care professionals, families and a lot more.[23][24][4][25][26]

See also[edit]

  • Emergency medical services
  • Emergency medical services in South Africa
  • Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ALEXANDRA, WEXLER (28 April 2015). "At Least One Person Dead in South Africa Train Crash". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  2. ^ STAFF, REPORTER (23 January 2015). "Don’t make hoax calls - ER24". iol News. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Emergency Medical Equipment and Mining Safety". Mining Safety. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Emergency Medical Services Explained". Getsavvi. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Radina, Gigova (18 February 2015). "All of the trapped miners rescued from South Africa mine". CNN. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  6. ^ a b RDM, News Wire (5 May 2015). "ER24 concerned about pedestrian accidents". The Times (South Africa). Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "OUR HISTORY". Mediclinic International official website. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "ABOUT US". Mediclinic International official website. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Reuters (6 November 2014). "Currency swings help South Africa's Mediclinic lift H1 profit by 10 pct". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Omogolo, Taunyane (17 April 2014). "ER24 admonishes SA motorists ahead of Easter weekend". ENCA. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  11. ^ RDM, News Wire (5 May 2015). "ER24 concerned about pedestrian accidents". The Times (South Africa). Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  12. ^ RDM, News Wire (26 May 2015). "31 children hurt after bus overturns near Stellenbosch". The Times (South Africa). Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  13. ^ Ahmed, Areff (30 April 2015). "Man injured in 8m fall". News 24. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  14. ^ RDM, News Wire (28 June 2015). "Surfer loses leg in shark attack off southern Cape coast". The Times (South Africa). Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  15. ^ Mpho, Raborife (21 June 2015). "Thief drives off with emergency vehicle". News 24. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  16. ^ Jenni, Evans (21 June 2015). "Surprise birth at Cradle of Humankind". News 24. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  17. ^ ANA (11 May 2015). "Bus ploughs into building in Johannesburg – ER24". ENCA. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  18. ^ LA, Blake (2 July 2015). "CAR FLIES THROUGH AIR, CRASHES THROUGH ROOF OF HOUSE". abc7 Eye Witnesses. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  19. ^ Ahmed, Areff (1 July 2015). "Woman hurt in plunge down illegal gold mine shaft". News 24. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  20. ^ ANA, REPORTER (7 June 2015). "Two killed after car crashes, burns". iol news. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  21. ^ RDM, News Wire (30 April 2015). "Biker dies after fiery crash". The Times (South Africa). Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  22. ^ "Medics held at gunpoint while saving child’s life". News 24. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "How do I become a Paramedic? ER24 Training Academy". Arrive Arrive. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  24. ^ "Information on how to become a Paramedic". Arrive Arrive. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  25. ^ jonckie (4 May 2011). "Posts Tagged ‘ER24 and paramedic training’ How do I become a paramedic in South Africa?". Insurance chat. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  26. ^ Fatima, Anter (4 May 2011). "First aid courses in South Africa". Getaway. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Official Website