Andy Curran has won the 999 Hero award in the Best of Lancashire 2022 awards ceremony held last night at The Crow Wood Burnley.
Andy is perhaps a jack of all trades and an aspirant master of all. He puts down his work ethic to having a short attention span and need to never know what’s coming next.
Having adopted Lancashire as his home since a University placement in 1995 he has been flying in some sort of capacity or transport around Lancashire and NW England ever since.
Taking up his consultant in Emergency Medicine post or A&E as it’s more commonly Known at Royal Preston Hospital in 2007 gave him the launch pad to then also become Associate Medical Director for North west ambulance service when it first formed responsible for Cumbria and Lancashire.
As medical director he is responsible for the doctors and critical care paramedics life saving work across three helicopters and 3 rapid response vehicles covering the whole of NW England every day of the year.
Putting the safety of patients and staff first with cutting edge technology, equipment and most of all skills and expertise has led to the NWAA becoming nationally recognised as leading the way in bringing hospital levels of care to the patient.
His most important role however is as Dad to his 14 year old daughter and wife whom he met where else but in A&E where they both worked together for a year before getting together at his leaving do!
Mental well-being isn’t work to Andy but a passion and something that he believes we all need to focus on. It’s too late when someone becomes unwell, physically or mentally and he mentors and counsels a number of colleagues promoting well-being as a basic need and not something to aspire to.