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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Honiara National Referral Hospital to benefit from vehicle donated by NSW Ambulance Service

Emergency Services at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara will improve following a donation today of a modern Ambulance by the New South Wales Ambulance Service in Sydney.

The Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena officially received the vehicle keys from Chief Executive Officer Greg Rochford in a brief ceremony at the New South Wales Ambulance Service Headquarters.

The NSW Ambulance Service donated the vehicle after a request by Sir Nathaniel to the Governor of New South Wales earlier this year.

Mr Rochford said his organization is pleased to assist Solomon Islands improve its emergency services.

Mr Rochford also indicated ongoing support to the Solomon Islands Ambulance services, saying the New South Wales Ambulance Service is prepared to assist in future.

Solomon Islands Honorary Consul in Sydney, Trevor Garland was instrumental in pursuing Sir Nathaniel’s request for the Ambulance with New South Wales authorities.

Sir Nathaniel thanked the New South Wales Ambulance Service and highlighted the significance of the equipment in saving lives in Solomon Islands.

The vehicle is expected to be shipped to Honiara later in the year.

Sir Nathaniel traveled to Sydney for the occasion after attending a week-long International Prayer and Cultural Festival in Bundaberg.

Source: SIBC

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