Baby Clinic receives donation of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) machine

From left to right Minister Lee, Head of CDFH Ms. Aida Haloman, Executive Assistant for Minister Lee Ms. Chantale Groeneveldt, Nurse at Baby Clinic Ms. Shadira Blomont, Dr. Berkenveld, and Ms. Marion Sint and Mr.  Wisman both of Vineyard Office Park


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Baby Clinic located at the Vineyard building recently received a donation of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) machine for babies and children by Mr. Mr. Wisman and Mr. Bolthuis of the Vineyard Office Park. Minister of Public Health Emil Lee and staffers of the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) department accepted the donation.

The AED is a lifesaving machine that is used to check a person’s heart rhythm and let the operator of the machine know whether or not the person’s heart needs a jolt to reestablish a normal heart rhythm. Several CPS staffers, including nurses, doctors and support staff, had recently been re-certified, by successfully completing an annual two (2) day CPR, First Aid and AED training which was facilitated by the Windward Islands Emergency Medical Services (WIEMS).