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Pearly Beach Emergency Room (Available 24/7)

 Short Market Street (next to Herbarium) 

 

082 707 1811

 

 

The Emergency Room facility was approved and opened in 2007 by the

Department of Health in Worcester.

 

What is the Pearly Beach First Aid Service and how does it operate?

 

Firstly, we would like to make it clear from the outset –

 

WE ARE NOT DOCTORS OR NURSES

 

Our purpose is emergency FIRST AID

 

All the members of the First Aid team have first aid or medical experience and the services they provide are on a voluntary basis.

 

Members of the First Aid team operate the designated cell phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

When an emergency call is made to the Emergency Room, an assessment is made over the telephone as to the type of emergency first aid required, and to establish which members of the team should attend.  First Aid team members are trained to differing levels and each member applies their knowledge according to the type of emergency.

 

On arrival, the team will assess the situation and take the required action. This might be to contact the ambulance/emergency rescue, transport the injured person to a doctor or arrange for the person to get themselves to a doctor.

 

By law, NO MEDICATION may be supplied by the First Aid team.  Therefore, any medication required must be obtained from the doctors by the patient.

 

Minor emergencies, however, can be treated by the First Aid staff, either on site or at the Emergency Room situated in Law Street. This room has been equipped as per the specifications of the Department of Health.

 

The First Aid team works closely with the medical doctors in Gansbaai, Overstrand Medical Rescue, Gansbaai SAPS and security companies, who are all available should further assistance be required.

 

The number of emergencies attended to in the village are about 200 per year. These do not include the occasional visits to check blood pressure or sugar levels.

 

Home first aid kit

Every household should have a first aid kit with: Bandages, triangular bandages, gauze dressing, bottle of antiseptic fluid, wound dressings, scissors, adhesive tape, safety pins, plasters, gloves, your own medication, e.g. painkillers etc., Calamine lotion for light burns. Emergency cell phone numbers.

We want to thank the Pearly Beach community for their support in the past and appeal for your assistance in the future.

 

 Click here to download your application form

 

KNOW THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE HELP AVAILABLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

 

 

 

What to do if....

 

Contact Details

Snake Bites a Human

 

Snakebite

Mortality rate from snakebite = 1 in every 68 bites = about 15 fatalities a year in SA

Puffadders: toxic to tissue (cytotoxic)

Mamba & cobra: toxic to the nervous system (neurotoxic)

Boomslang & vine snake: toxic to blood cells & blood loses its ability to coagulate (haemotoxic)

  • Stay calm.
  • Keep the person as still as possible.
  • Observe the person closely and record any symptoms and the time taken for them to appear.
  • Get to a hospital immediately.
  • Don’t use anti venom except in a hospital environment.
  • Don’t cut and suck the wound, or use suction cup devices of electric shocks.
  • Don’t give the patient anything to eat of drink
  • Don’t rub any medication into the wound or soak the limp in home remedies.
  • Don’t try to catch and kill the snake.

Don’t be blasé about snakes

 

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Admin / Enquiries:

082 707 1811

Email address:

emergency@pearlybeachratepayers.co.za

 

General Info

Info

 

For enquiries on the loan or rental of First Aid equipment

 

Ilse Keet

083 962 4719

 

 

BANKING DETAILS:

Donations can be made directly via

 

PEARLY BEACH FIRST AID

 ABSA BANK GANSBAAI

SAVINGS ACCOUNT NUMBER

926 972 6216

 

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