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Julia Bridgewater MBE

Group Chief Operating Officer

Board Member

Julia joined the NHS Graduate Training Scheme in 1984 after completing a degree in Theology at The University of Manchester. She spent the majority of her career in the acute sector in the West Midlands, in various roles including managing Surgery, Orthopaedics, Business Planning and Service Development.

Julia was appointed Chief Executive at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust (UHNS) in 2007 where she guided the hospital through a period of Turnaround. UHNS was successful in having approved a £400 million PFI Scheme in May 2007 and services were transferred to the single site development in 2012.

Julia moved to lead Shropshire Community Trust for a period of six months before joining Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in September 2013 as Chief Operating Officer.