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South East Regional Health Authority

Princess Margaret Hospital and KSAHS Receive Ambulances

Jan 03, 2018  |  Kingston

Mr. Michael Mcleod, chairman of Princess Margaret Hospital Committee, tests the bed in the ambulance during the handing over of the ambulances to Princess Margaret Hospital and Kingston and St. Andrew Health Services on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC). Looking on (from left) are Dr. Terry Baker, senior medical officer of the National Chest Hospital, Ms. Maureen Golding, regional director, SERHA and Mr. Anthony Wood, CEO, BHC.

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.


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