Ambulance Donated to Southern Emergency Service Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

The Southern Emergency Service, located in Hopkins Village, received its second ambulance donation with the assistance of the Edmonton Riverview Rotary Club in Canada and the Rotary Club of Dangriga. The ambulance, which was brought in on a US military aircraft at the Phillip Goldson International Airport, was donated on September 7, 2018.

Diane Williams, the past president of Rotary Dangriga, said the Edmonton Riverview Rotary has donated three ambulances to Belize. “Out of the three ambulances that headed to Belize, this is the second one that is going to Southern Emergency Services. Earlier this year, they received the first one and this is the second one and this will benefit the South of Belize especially for families that do not have access to motor vehicles or can reach the hospital in accidents or when they are sick. We saw the need in the area to get an ambulance to those families to get their sick patients to the hospital.”

Williams also spoke about the necessity of the ambulances. “What we do in Stann Creek, the Rotary Club of Dangriga, we look at what is needed in that area and we saw the need for an ambulance service down there because sometimes you have pregnant women that need to get to the hospital but there is no means of transportation so they have to catch a ride in the back of a vehicle. So we say it is important that we get ambulances in the area to help with this; Doctor Roman and Sandra McDonald were in Belize and we met with them and they were very interested in sending ambulances to Belize.”

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