Netcare 911 and Netcare hospitals will remain the official emergency medical services and hospital services providers to the Comrades Marathon for another four years. The leading private healthcare provider group has been supplying their state of the art health services to The Ultimate Human Race since 2004.
In terms of the agreement, Netcare will continue to provide a hospital medical service to all athletes on race day. The referral hospital before halfway will be St Anne’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg while St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban will serve as the referral hospital after halfway.
Netcare 911 will provide the pre-hospital medical rescue service to all Comrades participants who require pre-hospital emergency medical attention. Netcare will operate a fleet of vehicles, manned by qualified paramedics and medical personnel available on race day, including:
- 16 ambulances
- 5 rapid response cars
- 4 rapid response motorcycles
- 1 medical helicopter
A team of medical personnel will also be stationed at the Finish Venue.