The South East Regional Health Authority purchased two Hiace Buses from Toyota Jamaica at an estimated cost of $5 million each and retrofitted from Jamaica Fibre Glass at an estimated cost of $3 million. These ambulances were handed over to the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Kingston and St. Andrew Health Services to cover the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Hope Institute, National Chest Hospital and Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre.
The Director of Operations and Maintenance, Mr. Jareth Daley said that the ambulances have been outfitted with hand-wash sinks, in keeping with infection control standards. The installation of the hand-wash sinks is the first to be done throughout the regions. These ambulances will significantly improve the hospital's capacity to deliver quality patient care to all Jamaicans.