‘Extraordinary’ Camden paramedic honoured in book

A Camden paramedic has been recognised for her extraordinary contribution to the local community. Andrea Gibbs, aged 42, was chosen from hundreds of nominations to appear in ‘Extraordinary’, a book by NHS Employers.

The book features 60 NHS staff and is the climax to NHS Employers’ ‘extraordinary’ campaign celebrating the health service’s 60th anniversary. 

Andrea, who has been a paramedic for 13 years, said: “It is a great honour to be chosen for this book. In the book I talk about my experiences during the July 7 bombings, as well as other aspects of the job I enjoy, in particular working in the Camden area with my crew mate Charlie Lucas.

“The NHS is one of this country’s greatest accomplishments and I am extremely proud to be part of it.”

Alastair Henderson, joint-director of NHS Employers, said: “The publication of this book, as part of our 60th anniversary campaign, is a fitting climax to a fantastic celebration of everything great about the NHS. Each story illustrates the positive impact NHS staff make to the lives of millions everyday.

“Andrea was chosen for her wonderful contribution to today’s health service. With the other stories in the book, she represents the 1.3 million ordinary people doing extraordinary things in today’s health service.”

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