5 October 2017 - Ambulance Manager Retires after over 40 Years Much loved sector manager for South Lancashire and Fylde, Graham Curry retires from the trust after a career spanning 42 years. Graham has worked his way up since 1974 when he started on frontline duties for Cleveland and later Lancashire Ambulance Service. Having spent the majority of his career working in and around the Blackpool area, Graham has been involved in a number of large incidents and was commended in 1977 for his role in saving a baby from a burning building in Blackpool. Going forward, Graham moved into control room dispatch and went on to be involved in two prestigious projects involving developing telephone and radio systems which led him into further projects across the globe. Graham was elected President of British Association of Public Communication Officers (BAPCO) and was heavily involved in the introduction of the first NHS Direct service in Preston. Speaking about his retirement, Graham said: “I have been extremely fortunate to work with such a great organisation with some hard working and dedicated people who I will most certainly miss.” In more recent years, Graham has ended his career managing the operational staff in South Lancashire and the Fylde coast with responsibility for over 370 clinical staff and managers. Peter Mulcahy, Head of Service for Cumbria and Lancashire, said: “Graham has been an integral part of the senior team in Lancashire for many years. His absolute passion of caring for the patients we serve is well known. His vast experience will be missed by all of his colleagues. On behalf of the team at NWAS we wish him a very happy retirement.” Graham will now focus on his role as Justice of the Peace for Lancashire as well as his hobby of restoring classic cars.