For general enquiries please call 087 820 4949
Every moment that passes in a medical emergency could be the difference between life and death. The CSO Medical Response Unit is a well-established, locally renowned emergency service provider. CSO Medical augments existing emergency medical services in Cape Town by employing three full-time medics and utilising twenty community-based state-certified EMT volunteer responders. Our volunteers are dedicated community members, who drop everything and hurry to assist those in need.
How CSO Medical works
The CSO medical responders are dispatched to the scene as quickly as possible to assess the situation and the condition of the patient in need of medical attention.
CSO medical responders immediately begin treatment and stabilize or resuscitate the patient.
CSO Medical has 2 response vehicles and does not transport patients to hospital. A critical patient will be handed over to a private or government ambulance service for transport to hospital.
CSO Medical volunteers are a community investment. The team spend many hours away from work and their families ensuring that when called, they are available at any time, day or night, providing this essential no-charge emergency service.
CSO Medical resources are stretched to the limit when responding to multiple calls and occasionally calls that are not a medical emergency. Every call the CSO receives is treated as a potential life threatening emergency. Please consider this before you call. CSO Medical volunteers are passionate about saving lives, protecting the Jewish community against harm and providing a supreme level of care whenever needed. We ask the community – please do not take advantage of this service for non-emergencies.
Even though CSO Medical’s service is of a world-class standard and incurs significant running costs – no patient who calls on CSO Medical is charged for the service. CSO Medical is supported by, and relies solely on, donations from the community. CSO therefore recognise its contribution to the health and safety of the Cape Town Jewish community as an imperative, irreplaceable one.