ER24 is proud to announce that it has opened a branch in the city. With an experienced regional manager, acting branch manager and highly qualified staff, clients can rest assured that they will be in good hands.
The newly established ER24 Rustenburg branch promises quality pre-hospital care to patients.
Marius Koekemoer, the ER24 Northern Regional Manager, said, “It is an honour to open this new branch. The people of Rustenburg can expect well organised, highly skilled staff that will render the best care possible to all clients. The public can rest assured that their lives are in safe hands. I would like to welcome the new staff to the ER24 family. Without a dedicated and well-oiled team ER24 would not operate as efficiently. We will support staff in their efforts to make ER24 Rustenburg a success.”
Johann McDermott, the Acting Branch Manager, has years of experience in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) industry. He started his career in 1999. He joined the Fire Department as a rookie fire fighter when ambulance services and fire stations were combined. Shortly thereafter, he moved to ambulance services. He had his sights set on becoming an Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic. He reached his goal at the age of 26. In 2006, he was given an opportunity to do a Critical Care Assistant course and he grabbed it with both hands. McDermott has been involved in the successful establishment of several ER24 branches and plans no different for ER24 Rustenburg. “We are out and about. We aim to be visible everywhere and be the first port of call for any emergency in the community. Thus, rendering appropriate emergency care in a realhelprealfast way. You never know when a medical emergency could occur. It could involve you, loved ones or a total stranger. Save the number 084 124 on your phone. Call this number immediately in case of a medical emergency. The time saved may just be what is needed to save a life. Feel free to have a chat to us when you see us as well.”
In his message to staff at the branch, McDermott said, “We have all chosen this career for similar reasons. We all have a passion for people and we should never lose that. Patients always come first. As a team we can always keep that motto a reality.”
Also part of the ER24 Rustenburg team is Lourens Smit, an Advanced Life Support paramedic. Smit said he is excited to have joined the team at the new branch. “Next to creating a life, saving one is the highest calling. I am excited to be part of this initiative. It’s a privilege to be part of the team. We have been busy. We have a really motivated team. We spend a lot of time on the road and at stationary points. I certainly think we have been noticed. We want to be part of the community and I think we are getting there,” he said. Remember, ER24 can be contacted on 084 124 in case of any medical emergency.