Our Founder Rick Diamond through his company Diamond Delivery embarked on sponsoring medic training and an ambulance for Liberia, a nation in sub-Sahara West Africa. In partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Health and Korle-Bu Neuroscience Foundation (B.C.), an ambulance service which launched in Fall 2018.
In partnership with the Kamloops Firefighters Charity Association, an ambulance was purchased in Montreal and driven across the country by Kamloops firefighter David Sakaki and Rick Diamond, owner of Diamond Delivery.
Along with the ambulance, the container will deliver medic emergency equipment necessary to protect and support critically ill patients along with hospital beds and equipment for Rennie Hospital, a rural hospital severely impacted by Ebola. Dr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister of Health & Chief Medical Officer for Liberia identifies the transformation this service will have on the country. “The importance of an organized, centralized EMS (Emergency Medical Services) for our health care delivery system will cannot be overemphasized.
Its impact will be felt at all levels of care and will go a long way in helping us reduce mortalities and improve outcome for our pregnant women , neonates, infants and victims of road traffic accidents.” A celebratory launch was held at the BC Legislature, attended by MLAs and stakeholders. The ambulance is being named “Patrick” in honor of a West African engineer who inspired the critical need for an ambulance service.