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Gail Peggs

Cardiothoracic & ECMO Recipient Co-ordinator

Gail Peggs initially trained as a blood transfusion technician between 1992 and 1993 at what was then South African Blood Transfusion Services.

She left for a year in 1996 to follow her paramedic career in the fire department and then returned to blood transfusion services in 1997 for a year.

In August of 1998, Gail was recruited to work for MedicAir a private Air Ambulance company based in Johannesburg. In December 1999, MedicAir amalgamated with Netcare 911.

Gail then joined the Netcare 911 road operational division and completed her Ambulance Emergency Care course in 2001. She then assisted in the opening of numerous operational bases in the Johannesburg region until she was recruited to work in the Netcare 911 emergency operations centre as an Emergency Call Taker, Dispatcher and Team Leader, from 2002 until her return to the road in 2007, when she was invited to join the Netcare 911, Garden City, Paramedical ICU unit.

She remained on the unit until 2009, when she transferred to the Netcare Milpark Hospital Emergency Department, to further broaden her experience.

In 2012 Gail left to complete her final paramedic qualification, which she did at the end of 2013, while continuing to work part-time in the Emergency Department and re-joined the Netcare team in June 2014, again on the paramedical ICU operation, this time as the senior paramedic and to launch a new ICU ambulance team in the western region of Gauteng.

In 2017 she was invited to join the Netcare Johannesburg transplant team, assisting with the HVAD and ECMO program. She is very passionate about organ donation and transplantation.

On a personal note, Gail is single and lives happily with her three dogs and enjoys reading in her spare time.