A Nurse based at the Ikageng Clinic at Fetakgomo, Limpopo, Sister Rose Leso has been hailed for her heroic acts at an accident scene on Tuesday.

While on her way to work, Sister Leso came across an accident scene. A pedestrian was critically injured after he was hit by a car. She immediately jumped off her car and managed the patient as best as she could right in the middle of the road in order to preserve his life while calling Emergency Medical Services.

With no paramedic close to the scene, EMS dispatched the helicopter to the scene. Sister Leso provided a pin drop and assisted with the road closure and with the safe landing of the helicopter.

Limpopo Nurse Sister Rose Leso hailed for heroic acts at an accident scene
Sister Rose Leso

“Her swift response and actions played a huge role in saving the life of the patient in a very critical moment,” the Department of Health said in a statement.

“The concern and empathy that she displayed at the scene bestows so much pride not only on the department. But also on nursing as a noble profession.

“Sister Leso could have chosen not to be bothered since she was not in uniform. She was on her ideal clinic duties. But she has proven that nursing is not about the uniform and the profession. But a heart for fellow humans,” said the department.


Sister Leso is also an Ideal Clinic Champion at Sekhukhune District. Through Sister Leso’s intervention, the patient was airlifted to Polokwane, where he is receiving medical care.

“We are proud of what Sister Leso has done at the accident scene. She has once again proven that we still have a lot of nurses who don’t look at their jobs as a profession. But a calling,” said Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba.