About The Organization
In the year 2004, a non-profit, student-managed volunteer organization was formed on the Rex Nettleford Hall of Residence by two medical students: Arlington Lightbourne and Trevor Bygrave, along with Dr. P. Jason Toppin to answer the call for an improved emergency medical service, as well as an increase in public health education. The organization is served by a group of vibrant UWI students from its headquarters commonly known as the First Aid Unit (FAU) and is equipped with an Intermediate Life Support (ILS) stocked Ambulance both based on Rex Nettleford Hall. Our ultimate goal is to support the development of Emergency Medical Services throughout the region and increase the capacity of the wider community to assist in providing care. The formation of the organization got critical support from Ms. Donna Mae Jackson (Student Services and Development Manager of Rex Nettleford Hall) and Dr. Winsome Segree. Due to providing professional Emergency Medical Services and Public Health Education to the staff and students of UWI Mona over the years, UWISERT is known to be the ONLY student emergency response team in the western hemisphere!