Discussion in 'International EMS' started by SCFLTMEDIC, Feb 4, 2012.
Is it true NA is going down?
Do we have any update on Advanced Paramedic opportunities in Abu Dhabi? How to drop a cv with Abudhabi police ambulance service? Is it National Ambulance company still stands out best option 2017 in the UAE? Any comments on updated EMS job trends in the UAE would be a great help.......
Yes, they are going down. Only have basic contracts now. Majority of management who knew what they were doing have abandoned them. Robert Ball and Graham Stewart did a good job of running it in to the ground. Neither had ANY experience in Ambulance and it showed. Graham Stewart was an insurance salesman basically and a weekend cut lunch soldier. ... no real experience at all.
Are they still around? Rob and Graham...
Sandpit Medic, a quick check of LinkedIn says Robert Ball is still there and Graham Stewart has moved on and it looks like he has gone back into the Army.
I have been watching this thread for a little while now and as someone who has actually worked for this organisation, its been pretty interesting watching some of the comments (mostly negative) and the comments about the leadership in particular.
I wouldn’t have their jobs for million dollars – it’s a very tough, uncertain and ever-changing business environment.
I can’t really comment on Robert Ball as I didn’t have too much to do with him, however; I was impressed with Graham Stewart; when I first arrived at the company he took the time to invite me into his office and ask me about myself, family and interests. He gave me a few pointers on life in the UAE and never hid the fact he wasn’t a Paramedic and that he was an “Operations Guy” first and foremost he relied on his experienced leadership group to provide him with advice.
Despite the uncertainty, complexity and challenges, I have heard that the company continues to deliver a reasonable BLS service in the North of country, which would be a pretty tough gig in that sort of environment.
Anyway, just my thoughts for what they are worth.
Be safe where ever you ride!
I for one happen to agree with you. I've always maintained that it was a decent place to work, leadership was good enough, and it was a great experience.
Double tap on Mr. Graham... I had a similar experience with him. Nothing negative.
It sounds like NA is still around - some people have been waiting it’s demise for a while now....
But it still seems to be trucking along though and providing good levels of service in the north of the country.
Yes, I still know a couple guys on the CICPA contract.
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