Queen’s Ambulance Medal for Daren Mochrie

 Tuesday 18 June 2013

Daren Mochrie, Director of service Delivery for the Scottish Ambulance Service, has been awarded the Queen’s Ambulance Medal.

Daren joined the NHS 25 years ago, initially working in operating theatres in Lothian, and for the last 22 years he has been with the Scottish Ambulance Service. During that time he has achieved a wide range of experience, serving as a Paramedic in various parts of the country and on the air ambulance team.

Daren has held a number of operational and senior management positions with the Service and within his current senior post as Executive Director of Service Delivery and Operations, he is currently in command of all operations for Scotland which entails  Emergency Care and Patient Transport services, three ambulance control rooms, the air ambulance team and National Risk and Resilience throughout Scotland.

As well as being a state registered Paramedic, Daren holds a Diploma in Immediate Medical Care from the Royal College of Surgeons, an MBA from Edinburgh Napier University and is a CBRN Gold Commander.

Originally from Edinburgh, Daren now lives in Largs with is wife and two children.  He said: “It is an honour and privilege to have been given this award. The ambulance service offers a fantastic career which is both challenging and very rewarding and I am grateful for the support that I receive every day from my colleagues and my family.”

Pauline Howie, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service, said: “This award is recognition for Daren’s commitment to the Service and patients.  He is an excellent role model for anyone considering a career in the NHS.”