Leeu Gamka Ambulance Station
The Department of Transport and Public Works completed work on the Leeu Gamka Ambulance Station in May 2012.
The station provides 24-hour emergency medical response and rescue assistance to residents from Merweville, Welgemoed, Newtown Park and Bitterwater. The area was identified as high priority due to the horrific motor vehicle accidents taking place on the N1 with road users travelling to and from the Eastern Cape, Gauteng or Cape Town.
Ambulance Station Features
- Consultation rooms for doctors.
- Waiting room for patients.
- Room where casualties of accidents can be stabilised before been taken to hospital by a helicopter.
- Helipad for the landing of rescue helicopters.
The ambulance station uses a solar electrical system as well as a heat pump system for hot water and electricity.
- Accommodation for relief crews.
- Three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and shower.
- Two kitchens including one small kitchen in the staff members' sleeping quarters.