Media releases

2018

Seven-year-old Abongile delighted to go home after near drowning in North Coast pool

Prompt CPR and emergency care saved Pietermaritzburg girl, say doctors

Thursday, July 12 2018
‘Miracle Man’ hands Comrades Marathon medal to eminent trauma surgeon

Former patient thanked for inspiring hope for trauma survivors

Wednesday, June 27 2018
Winter illnesses and your child: when should you be concerned?

How to distinguish between many winter ailments with the same common symptoms

Monday, June 11 2018
Midrand schoolgirls are given a glimpse into the world of emergency medical care

Emergency medical service provider are looking to inspire future healthcare professionals

Thursday, May 31 2018
Man who survived impalement on crowbar to do Comrades

Daniel de Wet dedicates his race to trauma surgeon, hospital team and rescue workers

Thursday, May 31 2018
Intensive care ambulance designed especially for children now operational

Netcare 911’s new paediatric intensive care ambulance proves its worth

Tuesday, May 29 2018
Burn injury prevention: stop, drop and roll

As winter rapidly approaches, the risk of burn injuries increases.

Tuesday, May 22 2018
Paramedic vows to ‘pay it forward’ after life-saving intervention

Walter Molife cannot wait to serve his community again after near-fatal shooting

Monday, April 30 2018
Conservation receives a boost with Netcare 911 donation

Second-hand communication devices to assist game rangers in fighting poaching

Monday, April 23 2018
Emergency service leaves nothing to chance this Easter

Emergency service leaves nothing to chance this Easter

Monday, March 26 2018
Netcare Renews Comrades Sponsorship

Netcare 911 and Netcare remain the official emergency medical services providers to the Comrades Marathon

Thursday, March 22 2018
Stay safe during approaching holidays, Netcare 911 urges road users

Emergency medical services provider ready to assist over busy holiday period

Tuesday, March 20 2018
Hospital’s community outreach project to support local hospice patients

Hospital’s community outreach project to support local hospice patients

 

Monday, January 15 2018
Mandini mum thrilled to take home baby born three months prematurely

Parents and doctors feared for baby Thabisile’s life

Monday, January 15 2018
Joburg man recovering well after suffering a heart attack on holiday

Ballito GP and Netcare 911 paramedics team up for successful resuscitation

 

Monday, January 15 2018

2017

Drowning a year-round problem with statistics peaking in summer

Do not let a careless moment ruin your year-end vacation

Wednesday, December 13 2017
Gated communities can cause emergency workers unnecessary delays


Residential estates encouraged to enable access to paramedics

Tuesday, December 5 2017
Electrician lucky to be alive following severe electric shock

Good Samaritan, two more shocks, and continuum of care save KZN father

Monday, December 4 2017
Hero award for boy who rescued his twin

Netcare 911 praises 11-year-old Luke for saving brother’s life

Thursday, November 9 2017
Do you know what to do if your child is choking

Familiarising yourself with what actions to take could be lifesaving

Thursday, November 9 2017
What to do in the event of a road accident

Emergency medical service provider offers helpful tips on how to save a life

Wednesday, July 26 2017
The dangers of taking selfies while driving

Drivers are putting lives at risk taking photos or videos of themselves while driving

Monday, July 10 2017
Netcare suspends paramedic over Facebook post

Paramedic suspended pending the holding of a disciplinary hearing

Friday, June 9 2017
Netcare and Netcare 911 respond to allegations of a racist post by an employee of Netcare 911

Investigation points to probable hacking of staff member’s Facebook page and creation of fraudulent post to publicly discredit him

Tuesday, May 16 2017
Unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2017

Aging population, growing burden of disease and medical innovation expected to continue driving demand for private healthcare over medium to longer term

Monday, May 15 2017
Ongeouditeerde tussentydse resultate vir die ses maande geëindig 31 Maart 2017

Ouerwordende bevolking, n groeiende siektelas en mediese innovasie sal na verwaging steeds die vraag na privaat gesondheidsorg oor die medium tot langer termyn stimuleer

Monday, May 15 2017
Project Save a Life empowers 1110 citizens with CPR basics

Netcare 911 and KZN hospitals team up to bring lifesaving knowledge to the public

Friday, May 12 2017
Hospital and emergency medical service staff committed to saving lives this Easter

Netcare and Netcare 911 informs the public about travel safety

Thursday, April 13 2017
Travellers and hikers urged to be cautious of tick borne diseases

Ticks are most prevalent in South Africa during the warmer months of the year

Tuesday, February 7 2017
Travellers urged to be cautious following bird flu outbreaks

Some 40 countries have reported outbreaks of avian flu, commonly known as bird flu.

Tuesday, January 31 2017
First comprehensive symposium in Africa on prostate artery embolisation

Symposium aims to familiarise doctors in new procedure for men with severely enlarged prostates

Friday, January 27 2017
Specialist team separate conjoined twins at Centurion hospital

Paediatric surgeons optimistic for twins’ future

Monday, January 23 2017
Netcare warns public of on-going job and training offer scams

Netcare, has issued a warning to the public regarding on-going job offer and training scams advertised on social media platforms or via sms or emails.

Wednesday, January 11 2017

2016

Festive season feasting: how overindulgence can lower your life expectancy

The festive season is in full swing

Thursday, December 22 2016
Fireworks safety – avoid injury this festive season

Public urged to avoid the unsuitable and unlawful use of fireworks this festive season

Wednesday, December 14 2016
Latest recipients of prestigious Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship announced

Honouring the memory of a remarkable black medical pioneer denied recognition under apartheid

Friday, December 2 2016
Winner broke burglar bars with his bare hands to save a family from flood

Stories of dedication at Netcare 911 Carer of the Year 2016 awards
 

Friday, December 2 2016
Matric vacations: How to have the time of your life safely and responsibly

Parents and pupils urged to prioritise safety before and during matric vacations

Wednesday, November 30 2016
New hospital a living tribute to South African heart pioneer, Christiaan Barnard

Art installation and other exhibits reflect spirit of his and other medical pioneers’ remarkable endeavours

Friday, November 25 2016
New purpose-built Cape Town hospital a model for sustainable hospital operations management

Incorporating latest green principles also contributes to cost efficiencies

Thursday, November 24 2016
New hospital is first step in establishing a comprehensive, first of its kind medical precinct in South Africa

The opening of the new Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

Thursday, November 24 2016
Netcare 911 and Netcare hospital staff out in full force at the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

 Netcare 911 and Netcare hospitals are once again putting their full weight into ensuring that cyclists in the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

Wednesday, November 16 2016
Free health screenings and advice by sports medicine experts for cyclists, prior to Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

Cyclists invited to make use of the services offered the Netcare Group’s wellness centre during race registration

Wednesday, November 16 2016
The dangers of the inappropriate use of antibiotics

Everything you need to know about antibiotic resistance

Tuesday, November 15 2016
Resourceful doctors save the day following young boy’s freak accident

Shock and amazement as lucky Ryno escapes unscathed

Tuesday, November 15 2016
Trauma day with a twist and a test

Trauma injuries often lead to death or disability.

Friday, November 11 2016
Preventing burns and other injuries among the elderly

Netcare Injury Prevention programme committed to helping senior citizens

Tuesday, November 1 2016
Sports day for the disabled offers hope, encouragement and opportunity

Local hospital strives to empower adults and children living with disabilities

Monday, October 31 2016
Four-year-old recovering well after near drowning experience

Mother demonstrates the importance of first aid and CPR

Monday, September 12 2016
Intricate operation launched to rescue and bring man to safety

Emergency team uses construction crane to lower injured patient 50 metres

Thursday, August 11 2016
Woman lives to tell of harrowing encounter with 2.2 metre-long black mamba

1 April forever etched in Mitzi’s memory as the day everyone rallied together to help her cheat death

Friday, April 8 2016
Emergency medical provider extends service offering to include dedicated trauma counselling

Specialised counsellors now able to care for the emotional wellbeing of patients

Thursday, March 31 2016
Child recovers fully after near-drowning

Most parents underestimate the importance of learning CPR

Wednesday, March 30 2016
Hot vehicles are a potential death trap

Emergency medical services provider reminds of the dangers of heat exhaustion

Tuesday, March 22 2016
Your guide to the perfect holiday first aid kit

Don’t go travelling without a good first aid kit, cautions emergency medical services provider

Friday, March 18 2016
Netcare 911 out in full force this Easter break

Road users urged to stay safe and alert over busy holiday time

Thursday, March 17 2016
It’s confirmed: motor vehicle safety belts save lives

Strap in this Easter, urges emergency service provider

Wednesday, March 16 2016
Baby recovers well after being rescued from war - torn Yemen

SA medical evacuation specialists were baby’s ‘last chance at life’

Monday, March 14 2016
Netcare 911 HEMS air ambulances celebrate one year of service

804 flight hours of lifesaving service to the community

Friday, March 11 2016
Netcare 911 HEMS air ambulances celebrate one year of service

804 flight hours of lifesaving service to the community

Friday, March 11 2016
Pregnancy Awareness Month Events

Pregnancy Awareness Month Events

Monday, March 7 2016
UK kitesurfing champion grateful for his life after competition accident

Prompt action of fellow kitesurfers and medics saves man

Thursday, March 3 2016
Pretoria teenager’s ‘miracle’ survival after 15m fall

Brave girl in good spirits and on the road to recovery

Tuesday, February 23 2016
Could you do CPR to save a life right now?

Be prepared for when the need arises

Monday, February 22 2016
North West Emergency Medicine gets a boost

Netcare bursary for two doctors to be trained as Specialist Emergency Physicians

Monday, February 15 2016
Netcare 911 teams up with mySOS emergency mobile app

Technology in your pocket can save time and save lives

Wednesday, February 10 2016
Modern medicine gives highly premature babies a fighting chance

One in seven SA babies are ‘preemies’

Thursday, February 4 2016
Robotic-assisted surgery successfully used to treat various urinary tract cancers

Introduction of da Vinci robotic surgical technology “a resounding success”

Wednesday, February 3 2016
“Drink one – donate one” as South Africa faces drought

Netcare challenges staff, patients, visitors and business to take up spirit of ubuntu

Monday, February 1 2016
Baby born in car en route to Randburg hospital

Father reluctant to be present at birth delivers his own daughter

Monday, February 1 2016
1 000 life-saving heart procedures and counting

SA cardiologist places Cape Town at the forefront of international medicine

Friday, January 29 2016
Pregnant women cautioned about mosquito-borne Zika virus

Consult a travel doctor before visiting Central and South America, Caribbean

Friday, January 29 2016
De-stress for a healthier pregnancy

Pregnancy Awareness Week brings motherhood into focus

Thursday, January 28 2016
Prestigious Hamilton Naki Clinical Scholarship awarded to promising SA researchers

Scholarship seeks to advance local academic medicine

Monday, January 25 2016
Netcare cautions public in the light of continued job and training scams

Netcare is alerting the public to the opportunistic placement of careers on social media.

Monday, January 18 2016
Take precautions against the potential health dangers posed by the heatwave

Important to prevent yourself from overheating says expert

Tuesday, January 5 2016

2015

There will be guardian angels out there this holiday season

Festive season road safety tips from Netcare 911

Wednesday, December 23 2015
Don’t allow injury or illness to ruin your holiday

Sound advice for holidaymakers

Tuesday, December 22 2015
Ambulance assistant honoured for equipping schoolgirls with knowledge

Mother of two wins Netcare 911’s Carer of the Year Award 2015

Monday, November 16 2015
High-tech intensive care ambulance service leaves nothing to chance

Custom-designed intensive care units a lifeline for seriously compromised patients

Monday, October 5 2015
“I thought the end had come,” says accident victim whose bakkie was crushed by truck

Rescue 1 community outreach service saves lives

Tuesday, September 29 2015
Crane used to rescue critically injured construction worker

A 28-year-old male sustained critical injuries

Tuesday, September 22 2015
Rapid response by paramedics critical in the event of a medical emergency

Netcare 911 there for you in your time of need

Wednesday, August 19 2015
Irregular heartbeat a potentially life-threatening condition

Public awareness of this common heart condition still lacking

Monday, June 1 2015
President of the Republic of Liberiathanks Netcare for support in fighting Ebola

Netcare donated four ambulances to Liberia during the Ebola crisis

Monday, May 18 2015
Netcare burns statistics 2014/2015: An eye-opener

Numbers show that men aged 26 to 40 face greatest risk

Tuesday, May 5 2015
Teamwork in the name of rabies prevention

Partnership forged to educate children to prevent dog bites and rabies

Tuesday, April 21 2015
Flu vaccinations now available in South Africa

Delay caused by vital vaccine modification to match potent flu strains

Friday, April 17 2015
New Netcare 1 helicopter strengthens Netcare 911 aero-medical service

A significant development in air ambulance capability in South Africa

Tuesday, April 7 2015
New ‘Netcare 1’ helicopter strengthens Netcare 911’s aero-medical service

A significant development in air ambulance capability in South Africa

Tuesday, April 7 2015
631 students graduate from Netcare Education’s Gauteng South West campus

”A success story for education and healthcare in our country”

Friday, April 3 2015
Netcare healthcare facilities across SA to actively promote hand hygiene

Netcare healthcare facilities across SA to actively promote hand hygiene

Wednesday, April 1 2015
Focus on quality leadership helps improve clinical patient outcomes

Winner of the 2014 Netcare Quality Leadership Awards announced

Thursday, March 26 2015
Netcare 911 helps raise awareness on road safety

Doctor committed to eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Friday, March 20 2015
New Polokwane private hospital to improve access to cost-effective, quality healthcare

Netcare Polokwane Hospital will offer much needed specialised services

Monday, March 9 2015
Measles makes a comeback

Worrying surge in new cases in SA and US emphasises importance of vaccinations

Friday, February 20 2015
First aid for bites and stings

Sound advice from a medical expert

Monday, February 16 2015
Choking: equip yourself to deal with this common life-threatening situation

Vital information for parents, childcare workers, and the general public

Sunday, February 15 2015
HIV: “It’s time to move towards elimination”

Doctor committed to eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Wednesday, February 11 2015
Netcare scoops national CSR award for third consecutive year

Netcare has been awarded the 2015 national PMR.africa Diamond Arrow Award

Monday, February 2 2015
Netcare reaches over 270 000 people in their efforts to prevent trauma injury

Netcare Trauma Injury Prevention Programme (NTIP) marks two years on World Head Injury Day

Tuesday, January 20 2015
You’re in safe hands

Each day Netcare 911’s dedicated emergency medical service team in Richards Bay

Thursday, January 1 2015

2014

Going beyond the call of duty

Netcare 911 Carer of the Year 2014 honours selfless paramedics

Thursday, November 27 2014
South Africans join hands to assist West Africa with Ebola outbreak

Netcare to provide knowledge, expertise and much needed equipment

Monday, September 22 2014
Quality is the best policy


Saving time saves lives’ project takes Netcare 911 all the way to Paris

Thursday, May 22 2014
Netcare 911 saves life of kitten after house fire

Pepper, an eight-week-old kitten, is now down to eight lives after the house he was living in burnt down while he was behind a closed bedroom door. After being rescued by the local fire department and his owners, Pepper was in dire need of urgent medical attention. Luckily, Netcare 911 had been called to the scene, and the team of paramedics concerned – Shaun Paul, Kelsey Shone, Isaac Pillay and Colin Krishnalall – did not hesitate to come to the aid of the soot-covered kitten

Friday, May 16 2014
Netcare 911 alerts public to another misuse of company name in hoax emails

Emergency medical service provider not looking to train and place new paramedics

 

Wednesday, April 2 2014
Netcare advocates helmet safety on World Head Injury Awareness Day

Netcare visits schools to educate children about helmet safety

Thursday, March 20 2014

2013

Jaws of life for Netcare 911 in Richards Bay

Patient access equipment will help emergency medical response team save more lives

Thursday, December 5 2013
Always a paramedic

Hearts that beat to the same rhythm

Wednesday, October 23 2013