Ambulance Department of Ministry Public Health, Social Development & Labor receives donation from Bjὄrn Steiger Foundation

from left to right Ambulance Department Head, drs. Cylred Richardson; Minister Omar Ottely; Director of Björn Steiger Foundation Joachim von Beesten and Medical Director of Björn Steiger Foundation Dr. Stefan Lührs


Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Ambulance Department of the Ministry Public Health, Social Development & Labor recently received an initial donation of safety helmets and vests for its operational staff working aboard the ambulance.

The generous donation was made possible by the Bjὄrn Steiger Foundation based in Germany. The foundation also presented 50 safety vests for kindergarteners; which will be distributed by the Sint Maarten Emergency Services at a later date.

The Honorable Minister Ottley briefly discussed with the representatives of the Bjὄrn Steiger Foundation the possible collaboration with the Ambulance Department on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) related projects in the areas of EMS training, vehicle procurement, software upgrading, networking, and more in order to strengthen the local capacity to further enhance the services provided by the Ambulance department.