The Wabash General Hospital Board of Directors last night okayed a plan to build sleeping quarters at the Wabash General Ambulance Service base on College Drive. Vice President of Clinical Services/CNO, Tamara Gould said the preference of most EMT’s these days centers on a 24 hour work shift. She said WGH is losing out on many prospects because of their desire to work a 24 hour shift. To be more competitive in attracting and retaining EMT’s, Gould recommended the board approve building the 5 sleeping quarters in part of one of the ambulance bays. Since the hospital is going down to three ambulances, Gould said the space was there for the renovation. The bid of Mike Speir Construction of Albion for just over $61,000 was approved by the board. It’s expected the new sleeping quarters will be ready in about three weeks.