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National Ambulance Strengthens International Partnership with Singapore Health Services

R-L Dr Ayman Ahmad Medical Director at National Ambulance Dr Liu Nan Principal Research Scientist from Singapore Health Services Saad Qahtani R  D Specialist at NA

Abu Dhabi, 21 October 2019: National Ambulance recently received Dr. Liu Nan, Principal Research Scientist from Singapore Health Services and Duke-NUS Medical School at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The parties discussed the deepening of cooperation between them and the strengthening of partnerships and exchange of knowledge and experiences in the areas of clinical research and development. The meeting was part of National Ambulance’s commitment to excellence and continually improving pre-hospital emergency care delivery in the UAE in line with international standards.

During a tour of National Ambulance Headquarters, Dr. Liu was briefed on the ambulance communications centre and the smart systems and high tech used in the management of the emergency service’s fleet and ambulance resources. The tour also included a visit to the Medical Services Department, which undertakes medical research and development, clinical audit, clinical governance and continuing medical education units. 

Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, Chief Executive Officer of National Ambulance, confirmed his commitment to continue forming collaborations, sharing knowledge and research exchange with local and international experts and to establish innovative partnerships to provide the best ambulance services in the country, pointing out that National Ambulance benefits from Singapore's experience in pre-hospital emergency medical services. Such partnerships also provide a platform for highlighting around the world the advanced level of services in the UAE.

Dr Liu Nan from Singapore Health Services during his visit at National Ambulance

For his part, Dr. Liu Nan praised National Ambulance’s system in managing operations and mobilising ambulances resources, as well as the advanced systems and equipment used in providing the ambulance service. He also noted the importance of data storage and medical research conducted by National Ambulance and highlighted how Singapore can benefit from UAE’s experience in the field of emergency medical care by 

In the last few years, National Ambulance has participated in many international committees and contributed to international clinical research in cooperation with local, regional and international organisations and institutions in order to enhance the ambulance service and improve performance in line with international standards and best practices required in this field. It has also been actively contributing to the representation of the UAE on an international level in the field of critical emergency care. 

National Ambulance provides a variety of emergency medical care services to patients across the UAE, supported by a fully integrated Ambulance Communications Centre and utilising an advanced fleet of vehicles. Through a dedicated 998 emergency number and 998 mobile App, National Ambulance directly serves the community in the Northern Emirates as its dedicated emergency ambulance service; part of the UAE’s vital frontline emergency response. National Ambulance is committed to providing high standards of emergency pre-hospital care to citizens, residents and visitors across the Emirates of Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah.  

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