A motorist who was injured after driving off a mountain road and falling some 50 m (165 ft).
Providers gain first EURAMI accreditations
The European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) has granted accreditation to Awesome Air Evac of South Africa and Medicall AG of Switzerland for the first time.
Awesome Air Evac said the move makes it the second air ambulance provider in South Africa, and the fourth in Africa, to achieve this status. Accreditation was awarded in the Fixed Wing category with medical endorsement in Adult Critical Care. The Lanseria International Airport-based service said that the accreditation is testament to the high standard of the quality management systems and processes that are ‘fundamental to the operation of Awesome Air Evac’.
Dr Glenn Staples, medical director, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this significant recognition of our high standards. This was achieved through a very rigorous audit process and through the hard work of our team who continually strive for excellence across both the aviation and medical platforms. Clients and patients can be assured that they are selecting the best quality medevac service in Africa“.
Medicall AG, based in Zurich, Switzerland has gained accreditation in the Commercial Airline Medical Escort category.
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