Unavoidable events which could lead to hospitalisation

Unavoidable events which could lead to hospitalisation

These days, pretty much anyone would agree that having some sort of medical insurance, hospital cover or emergency response plan is an absolute necessity.

At some point, regardless of how cautious you are with your safety or health, an emergency will happen, and you will need immediate assistance; this assistance will more or less determine the outcome of the event.

Car Accident

One unavoidable event that many drivers will face at least once, regardless of the severity is a motor vehicle accident.

South Africa’s roads have become more dangerous than ever, with December 2018 in the Western Cape alone holding a staggering 800 deaths from collisions.

Unfortunately, you can’t control the other drivers on the road, and you may find yourself and your family injured at the hands of a drunk driver, an unlicensed driver, or someone who made a bad judgement call behind the wheel.

A serious accident could definitely leave you in need of hospitalisation.


According to Web MD, Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity.

Most cases of appendicitis occur spontaneously, and leaves the sufferer in need of immediate attention. Having an ambulance service respond promptly is key to the survival of the patient.

An Asthma attack

Much like Appendicitis, asthma attacks happen suddenly, and call for immediate medical attention, and hospitalisation.

Asthma, by definition is a respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity.


It is an unfortunate reality that South Africa is notorious for its higher-than-average crime rate, and if you fall victim to a violent crime, you may need emergency care and in some cases, hospitalisation.

Regardless of these reasons, you may end up needing hospitalisation or emergency assistance in many other situations.

iER is South Africa’s only dedicated emergency response and disaster management network backed by its own emergency trained call centre designed to respond to any emergency situation 24 hours a day, every day!

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