St Jude Hospital ambulance now in service

The ambulance comes with a new portable defibrillator.

St Jude Hospital informs the general public that the recently acquired ambulance from Canadian donor, Caribbean North Charities Foundation, is now in operation. The ambulance will be used to transport hospital patients to and from Castries for medical services not currently available in the south of the island.

The ambulance was officially handed over to the management of St Jude during a March 29 ceremony at the George Odlum Stadium. The 2011 Ford E350 ambulance was presented to the Caribbean North Charities Foundation by the York Regional Municipality Council in Ontario. It comes with a new portable Heartstart AED Philips brand defibrillator and a used Ferno stretcher, fastener, and stretcher bar with installed tracks.

St Jude Hospital thanks the public for its patience and support while the ambulance underwent standard checks and assessments ahead of its commissioning.