About us

RCA, originally Respiratory Care Africa, is a previously privately held company established in 1998, historically only focusing on the areas of Critical Care, Neonatology and Pulmonary Function Testing. In June 2014 RCA was acquired by Ascendis Health, a health and care brands company operating in plant and animal and human health. RCA now forms part of the Ascendis Medical division.





















Over the last 18 years we have also established ourselves as market leaders in the areas of pendant systems and theatre lights and have experienced significant growth in the areas of anaesthetics, patient monitoring, imaging and theatre tables. Today, RCA is capable of offering complete solutions for the Operating Theatre, all ICUs, Trauma Units, Maternity, General Wards and Radiology. 

RCA is supplied by leading companies around the world, most of which are publicly listed entities.


These include:

Mindray Limited
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Carefusion Limited



Our business is structured into operating divisions staffed and managed by dedicated independent teams, thus offering focus and expertise in order to ensure high levels of professional service. A team of qualified and experienced application specialists supports every division to ensure our clients are secure in their knowledge of the products.



















In addition to our product divisions, RCA has a technical department servicing all RCA supplied equipment as well as a clinical support department responsible for training and clinical support.

This structure along with our comprehensive yet focused product offering has allowed RCA to grow from a start-up company in 1998 with only 1 member of staff to a company with a national footprint incorporating 4 Regional offices, a Johannesburg based head office and a staff complement just short of 110 people.

During our short history RCA has received in excess of 20 excellence awards, the most significant of which is the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa Floating trophy, won twice in 5 years, in 2014 and in 2016.

We have also been awarded a Level 5 B-BBEE rating and are continuously looking for new ways to invest in the future of South Africa by supporting human resource programs for our previously disadvantaged employees as well supporting specific community upliftment projects.

RCA is committed to focused growth and will continue to acquire the best skills in the industry.

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