WearCheck Africa makes donation to SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS)

09 April 2021 | From Arrive Alive


The SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) is pleased to welcome WearCheck Africa, Conditioning Monitoring Specialists, as a supporter of the non-profit aero-medical rescue organisation. WearCheck donated 20 G2 Aircraft Kits to AMS in continued support with conditioning and monitoring the AMS fleet of aircraft to ensure safety and serviceability remain a high priority. 

“We are grateful for the donation of G2 Aircraft Kits as it will allow our in-house Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) to continue maintaining the AMS aircraft in meeting the Manufactures and Civil Aviation Authority requirements, thus ensuring that we provide a safe and efficient aero-medical service to all those in need.” said Dr. Philip Erasmus, AMS CEO. The AMS is a non-profit aero-medical rescue organisation - based in the Western Cape (Cape Town & Oudtshoorn), KwaZulu-Natal (Durban) and the Eastern Cape (East London, Gqeberha - formerly known as Port Elizabeth and Mthatha) working in partnership with the various Provincial Departments of Health in South Africa to ensure that the National Health System is strengthened through the provision of rescue, air ambulance and rural health outreach services.

The AMS is the only operator in Southern Africa that offers a complete package of air-ambulance, health outreach and rescue service; reaching peripheral remote communities who previously had little or no access to healthcare services.

“We at WearCheck are in awe of how many lives the AMS teams have saved, and how many people are assisted by this wonderful service every single day.  To help the AMS reach even more communities, WearCheck has sponsored the condition monitoring of the 11 aircraft operated by the AMS with WearCheck aircraft kits.” Technical Manager for WearCheck, Steven Lumley, is delighted to help the AMS. “This gesture is in thanks for the incredible work you all do and the countless lives you save. We want to keep you airborne.

We will supply aircraft test kits on an ongoing basis for the three planes and eight helicopters operated by the AMS.”

“The continued support from organisations such as WearCheck will ensure that we continue to focus on the task at hand to provide quality, innovative and rapid aero-medical emergency rescue service to all communities in need. Ensuring that our aircraft are safe, serviceable and flying is a crucial cornerstone to continue to save lives by providing access to healthcare services within our country.” Dr. Erasmus concluded.

The purpose of the AMS is to facilitate pluriversal access to healthcare to those rendered most vulnerable by geographical, social or economic inequity and in so doing, reduce vulnerability of at-risk communities and judiciously improving the quality of life.

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