Dedicated Emergency Response & Rescue Vehicle

Relay EMS is a private ambulance service operating in and around Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Graaff-Reinet and Cradock.

Registered as an Advanced Life Support practice with the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF), the Relay EMS team consists of dedicated emergency care staff registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The Relay EMS team consists of only qualified emergency care staff these include Advanced Life Support (ALS); Intermediate Life Support (ILS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).

After having recently established itself in Graaff-Reinet and Cradock, Relay EMS is further improving their service to the residents of these two towns with the addition of a fully equipped vehicle dedicated to Emergency Response & Rescue.

The Emergency Response & Rescue vehicle is staffed by an Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic. An ALS Paramedic can provide lifesaving on-scene medical care and treatment, for conditions such as cardiac arrests, strokes, myocardial infarction, seizures, head injuries and patient stabilisation before transport to a hospital or medical facility. They also provide patients with advanced life support such as defibrillation, airway management (intubation), intravenous medication and drugs for patient pain management.

This additional vehicle and its equipment with their current ambulances and staff based in Graaff-Reinet and Cradock will provide the community and surrounding towns with professional Emergency Medical Services.

We know that calling for any emergency medical help can be stressful, and we appreciate you trusting us to get you through those difficult moments when you need it the most.

When calling their 24/7 emergency number 0861 061 061, you will reach their state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

Through this centralised emergency number, Relay EMS’s EOC manages multiple calls each day, which means you can be rest assured, knowing that your emergency call is in capable hands.

Our vehicles are equipped with and monitored by live tracking and computer-aided dispatching our EOC will dispatch the closest vehicle and crew to your location.
Besides, providing emergency response service for all medical and trauma-related emergencies. Relay EMS also provides inter-hospital patient transfers; assistance with Injury on Duty (IOD) and Road Accident Fund (RAF), Event Medical Services, Training (First Aid Level 1 to 3 and BLS for Health care Providers), including Site Based Medical Services and assistance with Special Projects.

Relay EMS provides you with the right people, training, equipment and response with professionalism, clinical excellence, compassion, innovation, and integrity.
Relay EMS is contracted to all medical aids and offers private rates for non-medical aid patients.

For all medical and trauma-related emergencies, don’t hesitate to contact Relay EMS on 0861 061 061.