Take your place as a Proud Member of SAPAESA !
Benefits of membership:
- Regular updates on developments and changes
- Best practice tips
- Assistance with medical schemes and funders
- Access to medical equipment
- Assistance with Road Accident Fund claims
- Comprehensive vehicle, asset and professional liability insurance
- Development from shared knowledge base
No, membership of SAPAESA is entirely voluntary.
Services need to hold a valid Board of Healthcare Funders practice number, a provincial Department of Health practice number in terms of the National EMS Regulations, must remain compliant with all accreditation criteria requirements at all times and must adhere to the SAPAESA code of conduct.
SAPAESA is registered as a non-profit company. SAPAESA has no shareholders and as such no profit is distributed at the end of the financial year. Where a financial surplus is generated by SAPAESA, these funds are used for the growth and development of the association. This may include employing additional staff members, embarking on new projects and the development of additional member benefits.
No, SAPAESA only represents private ambulance services that meet our membership criteria and that continue to strive to offer quality, pre-hospital healthcare to members of the South Africa public. Unfortunately SAPAESA is not in a position to offer membership to services that do not meet our membership criteria or who have an ongoing history of problematic service provision within the industry. As such SAPAESA does not represent every private ambulance service within the country but strives to represent every service that has applied for membership, meets the membership criteria and adheres to the SAPAESA code of conduct.
No. The private ambulance industry receives no financial assistance from government for the treatment and transportation of indigent patients. A number of private ambulance services across the country are small and medium sized business and the treatment and transportation of patients who do not have the ability to pay for the service puts significant strain on this specific sector of the private healthcare industry.