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Royal Preston Hospital consultant lands Platinum Jubilee medal

Posted on - 15th July, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Proud Preston, Sharoe Green
Steve Bell and Andy Curran

A local consultant in emergency medicine has received a special medal to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Consultant in Emergency Medicine Andy Curran was seconded from his role at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to Associate Medical Director for NWAS since its creation in 2006.

He has been the medical director for the Northwest Air Ambulance Charity since 2017.

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Andy Curran

NWAS Corporate Consultant Paramedic Steve Bell presented the medals on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.

Eligible emergency services personnel received the medals as a token of the nation’s thanks and to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign.

Set nationally by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the eligibility criteria for the medals were only open to emergency services staff.

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Andy Curran’s medal

Those eligible include emergency services personnel who have been in the paid service.

They must have publicly faced the prospect of dealing with emergencies as part of their conditions of service, having completed five full calendar years on 6 February 2022.

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