It’s been a busy day and night for the KwaZulu-Natal helicopter emergency medical service.
Mercy Wing 5 undertook three missions yesterday; two MVA’s the first between Verulam & Phoenix, the second MVA was on the South Coast, the patient was airlifted to Ethekwini Hospital & Heart Centre. The crew was busy until the early hours of this morning with the third call, airlifting a patient from Hlabisa Provincial Hospital to St. Augustine’s Hospital.
Unfortunately due to the service being so busy a fourth mission could not be serviced. The Night Vision Systems introduced into the helicopter operation allows the AMS to ensure that the community has access to the helicopter 24 hours a day. AMS committed to building and developing the South African health system!
Images courtesy: Captains Kim Watchurst & Rob Fenega