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Netcare suspends paramedic over Facebook post

Paramedic suspended pending the holding of a disciplinary hearing

Friday, June 9 2017

A paramedic in Netcare 911’s employ, who posted discriminatory remarks linked to the tragic weather conditions in the Cape on his personal Facebook page on Thursday evening, has been suspended pending the holding of a disciplinary hearing which will be scheduled for next week.

The managing director of Netcare 911, Craig Grindell, says, “We completely distance ourselves from the paramedic’s unacceptable comments. Netcare and Netcare 911 have a firm, zero tolerance stance towards discrimination of any kind. We will not hesitate to take the strongest possible action when made aware of any action and or behaviour of a staff member which transgresses the company’s values, ethics and code of conduct.”

“Our thoughts are with the communities of Knysna, Plettenburg Bay and further along the Garden Route in their time of crisis and we extend our deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in the devastating fires,” Grindell concluded.

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Issued by:    Martina Nicholson Associates (MNA) on behalf of Netcare 911
Contact    :    Martina Nicholson, Graeme Swinney, Meggan Saville or Pieter Rossouw
Telephone:    (011) 469 3016
Email:    martina@mnapr.co.za, graeme@mnapr.co.za, meggan@mnapr.co.za or pieter@mnapr.co.za