The issue of safety for paramedics in South Africa, but particularly in Cape Town, cannot be stressed enough. It is well known that the threat of violence and robbery against emergency medical service officials in the city at times prevents paramedics from arriving in dangerous areas soon enough to save[…]
With crime already out of control in South Africa and an eerie feeling of lawlessness roaming the streets, attacks on emergency medical services (EMS) personnel is the last thing this country needs. A gunpoint robbery of two paramedic personnel in Nyanga last week Friday has once again brought the issue[…]
The Simon’s Town National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) on Tuesday rescued a fisherman believed to have had a stroke after receiving a request for medical assistance from a fishing trawler south of Cape Point in Cape Town. The NSRI duty crew was activated at around 08:00 by the Transnet National[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Social media users have expressed their shock and sadness following the death of 27-year-old Reyaad Arend, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. Arend, who had been travelling on his motorbike, was killed in a collision with a car, between Klipfontein and Kroomboom Road along the M5 south[…]
Five men have been arrested for allegedly holding Cape Town paramedics at gunpoint in the early hours of Monday morning and making off with their belongings, Western Cape police said. The paramedics were assisting a heart attack patient in Heideveld around 00:30 when they were accosted by six people, said[…]
Three suspects are behind bars for allegedly robbing paramedics while they were treating a patient in Khayelitsha earlier this week, police confirmed on Thursday. They allegedly used a toy gun in the incident. Police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said Emergency Medical Services personnel were robbed of their cellphones at[…]
Incidents of attacks on paramedics and the hijacking of several ambulances a few months ago have sparkled concerns amongst health workers in the ambulance and emergency services who have protested against the violence as well. Yesterday paramedics were at risk once again when they were caught in gang violence in[…]
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