Thank you from Netcare

A tribute to our fallen heroes

Friday, January 22 2021

The Netcare Group’s CEO, Dr Richard Friedland, the people of Netcare, Netcare Milpark Hospital and Netcare 911, wish to convey their sincere thanks and appreciation to
the media, the greater healthcare community, and patients from far and wide for their messages of
love and support, following the tragic helicopter accident near Bergville in KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday

The Netcare teams are profoundly saddened by the passing of five valued colleagues who tragically
died in the line of duty in the accident, and deeply appreciate the many messages of condolence and
support received from around South Africa for the families of those who passed and for their
colleagues, who all deeply feel their loss.

Message to Netcare Group staff from CEO, Dr Richard Friedland [PDF]
Message to Netcare Group staff from CEO, Dr Richard Friedland [AUDIO-MP3] 

To the members of the media, we apologise for declining all media interviews at this difficult time.
We would, however, like to share the following voice recording, and transcript of the recording, of
an address made by Dr Friedland at a briefing of staff and management. We hope that his words
may provide some light and comfort in this dark time.

We will remember them. Hambani kahle Maqhawe.

Issued by: MNA on behalf of Netcare and Netcare 911
Contact:  Martina Nicholson, Graeme Swinney, Meggan Saville or Estene Lotriet-Vorster
Telephone: (011) 469 3016
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected][email protected] or [email protected]