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Aspen Medical affiliate secures Etihad Airways deal

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An ambulance service provided by Aspen Medical affiliate, National Ambulance, for Etihad Airways began operations in Abu Dhabi on 28 August 2014 , as part of the airline’s commitment to provide world-class medical emergency response for its employees.

Based at the Etihad Airways Medical Centre in Etihad Plaza, the high-tech ambulance provides a 24/7 emergency medical service for the airline’s employees in the capital city. From today, employees can dial a special emergency number to call the ambulance.

Operated by Abu Dhabi’s National Ambulance, the service is staffed by professionally trained and experienced emergency medical technicians (EMT).

National Ambulance is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), is fully licensed by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi and has also attained ISO standards accreditations of 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

Ray Gammell (standing), Etihad Airways’ Chief People and Performance Officer, said: “The launch of this unique service is part of our expanding employee healthcare program, aimed at providing our employees with the right care at the right time."

The ambulance is fitted with modern medical emergency equipment and supplies including heart defibrillators, oxygen cylinders, intravenous drips, spinal and traction splints, foldable stretchers and medicines.

Robert Ball (right), National Ambulance CEO, added: “We are privileged to provide our services to Etihad Airways and believe our dedicated and highly capable team with vast experience in rapid emergency response will greatly benefit Etihad Airways.”

The launch was also attended by Etihad Airways' Vice President of Medical Services, Dr Nadia Bastaki (left).