Medical Emergency Transport and Rescue (METRO)
How do I Become a Volunteer for EMS?
First Aid Organisations:
Air Mercy Service:
Their work includes airlifting critically injured car crash victims or injured sailors or swimmers at sea to flying teams of doctors and specialists - many of whom are volunteers to rural communities to provide specialist care.
These are Some Other Useful Contacts:
Other useful contacts:
For emergency medical care, phone the National Medical Emergency Number 10177, and an ambulance will be sent out from one of several dispatch centres in the Western Cape.
Dialling 10177: When you call for assistance, please provide the following information:
These facility categories:
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No one will be refused the service based on capacity to pay. If you are on a medical aid, you will be charged Uniform Patient Fee Rates agreed with the medical aids. If you are not, you will be assessed according to your income and charged accordingly.
- Calling for Emergency Help (Service)
- Red Cross Children's Hospital Poison Line (Service)
- Regulations Governing Ambulance Services in the Western Cape (Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions) (File type: pdf; size: 1012.76 KB)
- Western Cape Ambulance Services Act, 2003 (Act) (File type: pdf; size: 204.5 KB)