Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital debuts new specialized ambulance

SAVANNAH, Georgia (WTOC) – The Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital added an important member to their team on Tuesday. A new ambulance.

The new addition allows them to go further and help ensure that children of all ages receive the best possible care.

“We’ve always been able to do neonatal transports,” said chief physician Dr. Brad Buckler.

But thanks to their latest ambulance “we can now do that for the entire pediatric population. All the way up to age 18,” Dr. Buckler says.

The new Pediatric and Neonatal Transport is specially made for children.

“We have all kinds of specialized equipment made specifically for pediatric patients rather than adult patients,” says Dr. Buckler.

They bring their equipment and, more importantly, their team to the people in need.

“It’s really important because it allows us to get a nurse and respiratory therapist to that other hospital to start providing immediate care to those patients who need a high level of care, specialized care, that we can provide, said Dr. Buckler .

Like the design of the Children’s Hospital itself, this ambulance was created with the patient and his family in mind.

“There is an area for the parents to ride in so their five-year-old doesn’t have to sit in an ambulance all by herself,” says Dr. Buckler.

Keep relatives close and let the children’s hospital spread their care far beyond their walls.

“It sets us apart from other hospitals by increasing the reach of the children’s hospital. To take the children’s hospital that we have here in Savannah and not just for patients here in Chatham County.”

Their new pediatric and neonatal transport ambulance will officially hit the road starting tomorrow, not only for the Coastal Empire, but the Lowcountry as well.

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