Ms Ruth Lewin (Head: Corporate Sustainability Discovery) handed over an Advanced Life Support Jump bag valued at R2 000 to Ashwin Krishna (Operations Manager) and Andre Oliphant (Cape Town Base Manager) as a gesture of goodwill to mark Discovery's donation of R350 000 to the SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS).
The grant is a contribution towards the purchasing of medical equipment in the Western Cape. In order to maintain the expansion of our services the AMS relies on funding such as this for medical equipment and infrastructure development as well as other associated sponsorships to improve our service.
The AMS works in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health Metro Emergency Medical Services to provide an air ambulance and rescue service to the communities of the Western Cape. In the Western Cape the AMS has bases in Cape Town and Oudtshoorn.