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Campus Health Service

What to do in a medical emergency? STAY CALM! Contact your first Aider for immediate care
During Office Hours:

Phone Campus Health immediately!

South Campus: 041 504 2174

North Campus: 041 504 1149

2nd Avenue Campus: 041 504 3762

Missionvale Campus: 041 504 1374

George Campus: 044 801 5062

After Hours:

If you are a student and become ill on Campus after hours, you have the following options:

Report to your House Committee member or RSA (Resident Student Assistant)

  • If you are on a medical aid, make use of a private casualty service.
  • If you are not an a medical aid, you will have to go to a public hospital such as the Livingstone Hospital.
  • Ambulance service
    • Accredited residences on and off campus: Designated persons (Residence managers, RSA’s, the Prim or Protection services may call the In-House ambulance for medical emergencies.
    • Non-accredited residences:
    • May call the Metro Ambulance 10777
  • May call Private Ambulance
    • Guardmed 041 373 6766
    • TraumaNet 041 364 1738
    • Relay EMS 086 1061061

PLEASE NOTE: You will be responsible for any medical expenses incurred by you at private or public hospitals or for ambulance expenses.

BASIC ADVICE FOR DEALING WITH MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

  • Get help quickly.
  • Do not move the patient.
  • Do not crowd the patient - allow air to circulate.
  • Make sure the person is breathing! Call out his/her name ... Hello!
  • Check for a pulse.
  • Protect yourself (look for hazards eg exposed wiring)
  • If external bleeding, apply pressure (wear gloves).
  • If the person is having a fit/seizure, turn the person on their side, protect from injury and let the fit proceed. Do not restrain or stick things in the mouth.
  • Don’t give anything by mouth to someone who is unconscious or who may need an operation.
  • Cool burns with cold water, and cover with a clean cloth.