In case of an Emergency dial 10111 (For Police, Medical, Fire and Ambulance)
Other useful Numbers
- Aidsline – 080 001 2322
- Ambulance – 10177
- ER24 – 084 124
- Lifeline – 011 728 1347
- Poisons Information Centre – 0800 11 1990
- Netcare – 082 911
- Child Abuse Action Group – 011 793 5033
- Sexual Abuse Help Line – 011 860 2858
- Alcohol and Drug Information Service – 011 726 4210
Other Public, General and Specialist Hospitals (see below for the hospital closest to you)
Emergency departments in Johannesburg
|Milpark Hospital||011 480 5600||9 Guild Road, Parktown West, Johannesburg|
|Johannesburg General Hospital||011 488 4911||Jubilee Road, Parktown West, Johannesburg|
Hospital Telephone Address
Milpark Hospital 011 480 5600 9 Guild Road, Parktown West, Johannesburg
Johannesburg General Hospital 011 488 4911 Jubilee Road, Parktown West, Johannesburg
WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY
Call emergency services on 10111
In an accident or emergency you need to assess the situation and if necessary call 10111.
Some signs to look for:
- Are they breathing?
- Do they have a pulse?
- Do they respond in any way when you squeeze their ear lobe or shoulders?
Checking your safety
In the event of an accident it is important to check your own safety and the immediate safety of others. If there is a car accident and there is petrol on the road there may be risk of fire. Other traffic in the area needs to be diverted around the accident to prevent any further accidents of injury. Ask if anyone in the vicinity has first aid or medical training. Do what you can and wait for expert emergency services workers to arrive. If someone is in an accident do not try and move them if they appear to have any back injuries.
If someone has harmed themselves intentionally get medical help immediately. If the person does not want to be helped or is likely to be violent then ring the police immediately. If the person is happy to go to hospital then it is best if you call an ambulance. At the hospital, after they have been physically checked, they will usually be assessed by a mental health professional. In big hospitals this person will probably be a psychiatrist.
Overdose of Drugs
If someone has taken an overdose of drugs or pills call an ambulance immediately. If you are not sure whether the amount they have taken is damaging you can ring poisons information on 0800 111 990 for advice. Even if someone appears to be alright now, get help and advice. Often the damage from an overdose isn’t immediately apparent.