The David Gordon Memorial Hospital in Livingstonia is about 100 miles from the main town of Mzuzu and 2,600 feet above the plain. Having a good vehicle workshop is vital to keep the various ambulances, vehicles and the marine ambulance at Mlowe operational. The roads off the main M1 are dirt tracks which put a tremendous strain on all vehicles using them.
This summer the workshop was fitted with and air compressor and associated pipework, a strong work bench with metal vice and a tyre changing spindle strongly fixed to the floor. Washing facilities with a sink and oil barrel for washing vehicle parts and a new electric lighting system were also installed.