16 October 2023
Media Alert: Appreciate our EMS personnel by pledging to keep them safe
To commemorate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Day on 17 October, the Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness will host several community events in appreciation of the province’s EMS men and women who play critical roles every day in bringing quality health care delivery closer to residents.
On the day, residents can interact with EMS personnel in their districts about service improvements or complaints, as well as write messages on ambulances and pledge their support to keep our province’s EMS personnel safe.
The Department is deeply disturbed by reports of EMS personnel being attacked by the very same community members they are serving. A total of 37 incidents have taken place in 2023, leaving 60 EMS personnel traumatised and disrupting essential healthcare services to the most vulnerable.
Media are invited to attend these EMS appreciation events on 17 October. There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.
|Garden Route||Multipurpose Community Centre, Thembalethu||08h00|
|Central Karoo||Shoprite Park, Beaufort West||10h00|
|Overberg||Thusong Community Centre, Grabouw||10h00|
|West Coast||Moorreesburg Community Hall||10h00|
|Cape Winelands||Mountain Mall, Worcester||09h00|
|Southern Division||Watergate Mall, Lentegeur||09h00|
|Eastern Division||Macassar, corner of Burg and Hospital Street||11h30|
|Northern Division||Civic Centre, Delft||11h30|
|Western Division||Town Square, Fish Hoek||11h00|
Note to Editors:
Media wishing to attend these events can reach out to Megan Davids.
Media Liaison, Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness
Mobile: 082 041 5203
Issued: Western Cape Department of Health and Wellness