Gardmed Ambulance Service

About Gardmed Ambulance Service

Gardmed Ambulance Service

Emergency Ambulance Response

(+21)41 373 6777

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Gardmed was founded in 1996 by Dave Gardner in Port Elizabeth as a small one Ambulance operation.  It has since grown to be a major role player in the EMS industry in the Eastern Cape.

Vision and Mission

To care for and serve all people who may need our assistance, in a professional and empathetic manner and to provide a service that will improve the lives of those in need.

Gardmed strives to provide a professional and holistic emergency service to all patients by utilizing the best practice and recognized industry standards. Through our knowledge and the significant experience gained in the industry, (having transported over 50 000 patients in the past 15 years) we consider ourselves an asset to our patients, clients and the general public at large. We value the long-term relationships that we have built over the years, and consider them to be mutually beneficial.

Our History

Gardmed Ambulance is a private service that was started in 1996 as a small one-man operation.

It has since grown into the premium private service in the Eastern Cape with its head office situated in Port Elizabeth. We have branches in Port Alfred, Mthatha and Aliwal North.

This establishes us as a major force in the industry. We are saving lives in the Eastern Cape with 11 operational emergency vehicles out on the roads.

Our Registration and Qualifications

Gardmed is registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa. Level Pr 0090030900311. This is an Advanced Life Support practice number, which has been awarded to us. It is the highest achievement that can be obtained in our industry.

All Gardmed staff is accredited with the Health Professional Council of South Africa.

All Gardmed staff has medical indemnity insurance through Indemnus.

Gardmed is a member of SAPAESA (South African Private Ambulance & Emergency Service Association).

Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth

Dispatch & Head Office

Aliwal North

  • (+27)83 363 6155
  • 6 Benson Road, Aliwal North


  • (+27)41 373 6777
  • 43 Graaf Reinett Road, Uitenhage


  • (+27)82 325 2143
  • 1 Textile Street, Uulindlela Height, Mthatha

Port Alfred

  • (+27)82 759 2134
  • 6 Van Der Riet Street, Port Alfred