New neonatal ambulance for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

5:44 PM, May 14, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital has a new ambulance, and it is quite a set of wheels.

It's a Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Ambulance.
It's designed specifically to transport sick or injured children or infants.

This ambulance replaces one of two North East Mobile Health Services uses to help the Children's Hospital.

It's a $300-thousand truck, funded completely by money raised in the community.

It's the largest ambulance they've ever had, and will allow some breathing room; each transport requires an EMT, ambulance driver, respiratory therapist, critical care nurse, and a neonatal nurse practitioner or physician.

Maine Medical Center has two ambulances dedicated to neonatal transport, and they stay busy. In the last 6 years, they've put about 2-million miles on the road.


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