Bridget has considerable experience of working in Health and Social Care and has held a number of senior management positions in both London and Northern Ireland covering hospital and community services.
As Strategic Commissioner in the Western Board of Northern Ireland she led on the integration of health & social care and commissioning for older people’s services. She also subsequently worked on the North West London Integrated Care Programme and has co-ordinated a number of successful integration projects and initiatives.
Bridget was part of a team developing the Northern Ireland 20 year Strategy for Health & Social Care and was also Director in the Northern Ireland Telehealth Programme as part of the European Centre for Connected Heath. She was responsible during this time for procurement and implementation of system wide innovation and secured extensive engagement and support across Health & Social Care organisations in Northern Ireland.
Bridget joined the Stroke Association as Executive Director for Stroke Support in 2014 and has led the development of the Stroke Recovery model and Outcomes Framework for stroke services. She has completed a substantive restructure of stroke support provision across the UK to enable growth and development of support to people affected by stroke.