Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 24, 2019 (SKNIS): The Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Health in St. Kitts and Nevis, continues to recognize individuals and institutions who contribute generously to healthcare in the Federation.
Such was the case on Friday, August 23, when two 2018 model ambulances were donated to the Joseph Nathaniel France (JNF) General Hospital by the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board.
“Thanks to Social Security for living up to its commitment… that we can now deliver services to the people of St. Kitts of Nevis,” he said, noting that it should be commended for doing a very good job.
He also used the occasion to offer thanks on behalf of himself and Minister of State with responsibility for Health, the Honourable Senator Wendy Phipps, to Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, Medical Chief of Staff at JNF and his team for their continued work in the health sector, especially through their fundraising initiative “The Circle of Life” concert.
In 2017, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with Windsor University School of Medicine and Dr. Cameron Wilkinson raised over one hundred thousand EC dollars to purchase a new ambulance for the JNF Hospital at the “The Circle of Life” concert held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.
“While one ambulance could be marked, procured with resources from Social Security, the other will look really fine with resources procured by Cameron Wilkinson and his team. And so, Dr, Wilkinson and the team, let me say how grateful we are – Minister Phipps and I – for the work put in just to be able to provide services to ordinary people of St. Kitts and Nevis,” said Minister Hamilton. “We want to thank you and encourage you to continue to do what you can, lead as you seem to have been always doing. Don’t lose that ability to lead…”
Minister Hamilton said that “the Government of Team Unity… is committed. Every day we work to commit ourselves to improve the service delivery in health.”
“We work diligently to secure these ambulances and that is why I am so pleased today that the further effort of the group that performed so well at Marriott and with support from social security, that we can today see two important ambulances. We ought to take good care of them,” he said.