Friday, 17 October 2008 3:15 PM

NSW Ambulance Service Donates to National Hospital

The New South Wales Ambulance Service in Sydney has donated an Ambulance vehicle for the Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital on Wednesday.

The handing over of the vehicle took place in Sydney during the recent tour of the Governor General who received the donation.

Solomon Times was told that the NSW Ambulance Service donated the vehicle according to Sir Nathaniel's request given to the Governor of New South Wales earlier this year.

The vehicle was officially handed over by the Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Ambulance Service, Mr. Greg Rochford, in a brief ceremony at the NSW Ambulance Service Headquarters.

Mr. Rochford stated that his organization is very pleased to assist the Solomon Islands to improve its emergency services.

In a statement, Mr. Rochford stated that this is an example of ongoing support from the NSW Ambulance Service and they are prepared to assist the Solomon Islands in the future.

Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Sydney, Mr. Trevor Garland was instrumental in the Solomon Islands Governor General's request for the ambulance with the NSW authorities.

Sir Nathaniel acknowledged Mr. Garland for his assistance in ensuring the needs of the Solomon Islanders are met.

Many of the National Referral Hospital staff are grateful for the donation as this will help to improve the Emergency Service at the hospital in Honiara.