SANBS, FNB Varsity Cup and WPBTS have entered into a partnership that aims to raise awareness around blood donation in young South Africans, inculcate a culture of blood donation, and increase the amount of blood donated in SA...
26 Jan 2018
SAP Business One partner, Bluekey Seidor, has introduced a software solution tailored for the medical distribution industry...
6 Sep 2017
The Professional Board for Emergency Care of the HPCSA has made an appeal to emergency services providers to ensure that their personnel is registered...
11 Aug 2017
The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS) has launched an app called WP Blood to increase participation in blood donation...
17 Jul 2017
It is now a requirement for airlines to have some form of inflight medical capabilities as well as have medical kits and automatic defibrillators on board due to the high incident rate of medical emergencies aboard aircraft...
14 Jun 2017
Lack of visible house numbers in the townships often results in unnecessary delays in emergency treatment and sometimes, death. Grey Africa's CCO Fran Luckin and head of design Kean Hartnady explain how Grey's Satellifes campaign is saving lives...
Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017
Internationally, the cost effective and flexible nature of urgent care centres is attracting sizable patient pools...
7 Nov 2016
The first medical supply of remotely piloted aircraft, popularly known as drones, have been launched in Rwanda...
Collins Mwai 25 Oct 2016
CenHealth has partnered with emergency services provider, ER24 to use technology to speed up emergency response...
10 Dec 2015
A new wound care product, 1 Primary Wound Dressing (1PWD), reduces the time spent on wound care and the costs associated with these procedures...
20 Nov 2015
New advanced technological solutions are changing the security, public safety, and law enforcement sectors to the very core and for the better....
Jerker Hellström 2 Jul 2015
A new way of training those working in disaster management is being forged through a partnership between the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Department of Emergency Medical Care (EMC) and Rescue South Africa...
9 Jun 2015
There will be road closures and parking restrictions in areas surrounding Parliament for today's State of the Nation Address (SONA), Lt Gen Solomon Makgale, said yesterday...
12 Feb 2015
A stroke is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is crucial as early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications...
11 Dec 2014
Private ambulance operators will have to comply with a host of new requirements if new regulations become law as the private ambulance operators are unregulated and lack industry standards.
29 Jul 2014
The Life Health Group has recruited 58 specialist nurses from India to serve two-year contracts at its facilities across the country.
15 Jul 2014
Food allergy reactions can be life threatening and have far-reaching effects on children, their families, schools or early care and education programmes they attend. It is therefore important to know about allergies and to promote the use of Medic Alert Foundation bracelets.
31 Mar 2014
The daily death toll from 1 December to 30 December is "the highest in history", claims driving skills specialist, Rob Handfield-Jones.
3 Jan 2014
A brief 5 to 10 minute intervention in an emergency department can provide effective help to patients with substance and behavioral problems, and should be broadly implemented, say the authors of a new Yale study. Their recommendations appear in the December issue of Health Affairs.
Helen Dodson 10 Dec 2013
Cape Town paramedics are being robbed at gunpoint by criminals who attack them while they work to try and save lives.
8 Jul 2013
First aid could be the single most important thing you ever learn
5 Jul 2013
The breakdown of the military ambulance transporting former president Nelson Mandela to hospital showed the poor state of the military health service, the DA said on Sunday (23 June).
24 Jun 2013
After an intricate vascular medical procedure performed at the Netcare Ferncrest Hospital in Rustenburg last week, 68-year-old Johannes Kloppers now has a functioning heart. Kloppers had three aneurisms along his aorta, needing extensive surgery but this was not a safe option, given his weakened condition.
18 Jun 2013
A national clamp down is in the way aimed at ensuring all people in vehicles use safety belts, Transport Minister Ben Martins said on Monday (7 April).
9 Apr 2013
Two passenger trains packed with communters and school children collided near outside Pretoria on Thursday (31 January). At least two people died, 19 were in a critical condition and more than 150 people were hospitalised,
1 Feb 2013
Private sector doctors and dentists have criticised tariff guidelines published by the Health Professions Council of SA last week as unscientific and out of kilter with the reality of running a healthcare business.
14 Aug 2012
Reviewing heart attack cases during monthly meetings with emergency medical services and maintaining a positive working environment are two of the relatively inexpensive strategies that can reduce mortality rates among patients with heart attacks, Yale researchers report in a study published in the May issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Karen N. Peart 2 May 2012