There was another major reason for celebration this year, as it was the inauguration of the new project of our organisation -
Although the ambulance and home nursing vehicle of Blessed Gérard's Care Centre & Hospice had been meant to be used just to visit sick people at their respective homes and to transport them occasionally between their home or hospital and Blessed Gérard's Care Centre & Hospice, we have been called by members of the public in many cases of emergencies when the Provincial or private ambulance services were not available. On other occasions it just happened that our ambulance was first on the scene at road traffic accidents.
We have been asked to render First Aid Services for public events like the Tugela Raft Race, the Mandeni Spring Fair or the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima. Our equipment comprises a 4x4 ambulance, a First-Aid tent with 12 field beds and First-Aid equipment stored in a trailer towed by a 9 seat 4x4 pickup.
The inauguration of our service and blessing of the equipment by Bishop Biyase of Eshowe took place on 26 June 1999.
We are part of the local contingency plans for disasters and civil defence.
We would like to extend a very big and heartfelt thank you to the sponsor who has donated the trailer to this project.
Another big thank you to Stanger Car Plates for donating the sign writing on the trailer.
A third thank you to Gavin's Auto Electrical who did the wiring on the trailer.
This page is part of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard - Newsletter No. 18
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