About Us

ER Consulting Inc is an emergency unit management company with its head office located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Our vision is to be the best, most innovative emergency medicine corporation in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Who we are

ER Consulting Inc. manages emergency units nationally in 25 hospitals, treating over 40 000 patients every month. With a full-time doctor compliment of one hundred and a part-time accredited locum pool of over 200 doctors, ER Consulting Inc. is the largest provider of consultative emergency medical services in the private sector on the African continent.

The company has its origins in a doctors’ partnership created in 2001 to manage the emergency unit at Mediclinic Sandton. In January 2005 the partnership was incorporated to develop ER Consulting Inc. managing three emergency units at that time, a decision was made to expand the company and to develop the services offered by the business. ER Consulting Inc. is now the leading independent emergency unit management company in South Africa operating emergency units in Mediclinic, Netcare, Life Healthcare and Lenmed Hospital Groups.

The emergency medicine experience for a patient is not confined purely to the healthcare delivered, but rather to the greater patient journey through the system. At ER Consulting Inc., we are cognisant that the system needs support from several areas including the hospital, the specialists in the hospital, allied disciplines, the emergency medical services and very importantly, the administrators. We seek to create a seamless integration of the healthcare delivery into this system through our partners, First Care Solutions (Pty) Ltd (administration) and the Africa Institute of Emergency Medicine (Pty) Ltd (training).

Based on our core values of integrity, ethics and attention to detail, ER Consulting Inc. has developed into the emergency unit management company of choice, creating value for our patients, our partner hospitals and our doctors.

Mission, Vision & Values

We exist to be the leading and most innovative emergency medicine corporation in Africa, Europe and Middle East.

We operate with professional due care, focused innovation strategies and optimised business structures to ensure unprecedented client satisfaction. Our products and services are designed to exceed clients’ needs and expectations. Our dedicated team are committed to achieving great client service through integrity, ethics and attention to detail, setting us apart in the industry.

We strive to be:

  • Valued by Clients and Patients
  • Preferred by Healthcare Providers
  • Invested in innovative healthcare
  • Inspirational and respected leaders in Emergency Medicine


Dr Steven Holt

Dr Steven Holt, founding shareholder of ER Consulting Inc, has more than 15 years of clinical experience and is a registered Emergency Physicians in South Africa. His vision for ER Consulting Inc is to develop it into the premier emergency medicine company on the continent.
Born 1970

Primary Degree: MBBCh University of the Witwatersrand (1994)
Internship: Grey’s Hospital (1995)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Emergency Physician (HPCSA)
  • ATLS Instructor

Additional Activities:

  • Fixed Wing Flights — 20
  • Rotor Wing Flights — 37
  • Event Doctor
  • Classic FM Health Spot
  • International Medical Rotation

Email: steveh@erconsulting.co.za


Dr Izak Maree

Dr Izak Maree joined ER Consulting Inc in 2006, becoming a director in 2007. He has completed his MBA at the University of the Witwatersrand Business School.
Born 1969

Primary Degree: MBChB University of Pretoria (1993)

Internship: Middelburg Provincial Hospital (1994)

Additional Qualifications:

  • MBA(Wits)
  • Additional Activities:
  • Fixed Wing Flights — 8
  • Event Doctor
  • International Medical Logistics

Email: izakm@erconsulting.co.za

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ER Consulting Inc has the following formal Corporate Social Investment programmes in place:

  1. Ithemba Lam Children’s Home in Port Elizabeth.
    We provide medical treatment for children of the home free of charge.
  2. Acres of Love Home on the East Rand, Gauteng.
    We provide medical treatment for children of the home free of charge.
  3. Avril Elizabeth Home.
    We provide medical treatment for residents of the home free of charge.
  4. Short First Aid courses to schools in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
    Our clinical doctors give talks/training at the local schools free of charge.