EMS

Red zone status lifted in Muizenberg

The high-risk status in Muizenberg has been lifted on Monday. The Muizenberg area was declared a red zone area on Sunday after another brutal attack on Emergency Services Personnel. Two Cape Town paramedics are receiving counselling after they were attacked while responding to a call in Seawinds near Muizenberg on[…]

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‘Communities must help us protect EMS workers’

The high-risk dangers posed to emergency medical workers have been thrust back into the spotlight, with fears that the situation is now at crisis point. On Wednesday morning, a 7 year old boy died while enroute to Red Cross Children’s Hospital, after the ambulance he was travelling in was held[…]

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8-year-old patient dies as ambulance robbed

An eight-year-old boy was confirmed dead on Wednesday morning after the ambulance he was being transported in was ambushed on the N2 highway near Borcherds Quarry in Cape Town. The ambulance, which was on its way to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was held up by gunmen and[…]

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Our paramedics are suffering – Western Cape EMS

The two Cape Town paramedics who got caught in an attack on their police escort in Gugulethu this week, previously had guns pointed at them, an EMS spokesperson said on Friday. “They are not military trained, they are not security personnel, they are just medical health professionals,” Emergency Medical Services[…]

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Attacks on EMS staff highlighted at Stakeholder Forum

Despite being employed to save lives, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel in recent years fallen victim to criminals and gangs on the Cape Flats. As a result, residents’ access to the vital service has been compromised, with EMS unable to enter volatile areas without the assistance of law enforcement. In[…]

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‘Stop attacks on EMS workers’

Emergency workers from across the province made their voices loud and clear on Wednesday – criminal attacks on their staff must stop. After a spate of attacks on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers in the Western Cape, a numbers of paramedics and ambulance staff gathered to voice their frustration. Over[…]

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