COMMUNITY MEDICS FUND
The Community Medics Fund exists to facilitate public donations for the volunteer group of qualified paramedics resident in our village. They supply free emergency medical support to the Pringle Bay community, as well as to Betty’s Bay and Rooiels.
This invaluable service is highly appreciated by the community, as evident by the number of calls which the team receives. The team responded to 60 call-outs in a 12-month period.
The paramedics are available and on call 24/7.
The team also works with the Purple Angels to assist with terminally ill patients.
If the patient requires hospitalisation the medics will call for emergency transport if necessary and they will stabilize and remain with the patient until emergency services arrive.
Donations are typically used to provide for medical equipment, oxygen and all other emergency supplies, necessary for the team to operate effectively. The paramedics do not receive reimbursement for their services.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
Hypo/hypertension emergency (blood pressure)
Hypoglycemic accidents (low blood sugar)
Elderly patients with general body weakness or infection
Motor vehicle accidents
Trained professionals and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and currently operated by Morné Lloyd and Coleen Johnson. The Pringle Bay Community Medics have partnered with ER24, Somerset West, which provides 24-hour access to professional support.