The average time for a medical response in a remote area is more than 4 hours.
Not all hospitals have specialised care facilities, and are therefore limited in their ability to manage all patients effectively.
The cost for an emergency helicopter evacuation is in the vicinity of R60,000 per hour.
The liability costs of a medical insurance claim are exorbitant, and represent a massive risk to the viability of a remote organisation.
Incorrectly treating a common gastro bug can result in emergency evacuation and even death? It happens more than you would think.