Ruth worked for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 1991 until 2000 in various administration and managerial roles before leaving to gain experience in Primary Care as a practice manager in Leeds West for a large GP practice.

In 2008, she was nominated for and won both regional and national awards given by the Department of Health for her work in project managing the rebuilding of the GP surgery in less than a year, following an arson attack.

Ruth returned to the Trust in late 2009 as a patient service manager, and now works in the Women’s and Children’s Division as a business manager. She was elected to the role of staff governor in December 2013.

Ruth is open, honest and passionate about Bradford Teaching Hospitals, its employees, and the patients who access our services, and believes our well-led and effectively-performing Trust can now only go from strength to strength.

She is committed to working tirelessly alongside her fellow governors to build upon the good work already carried out throughout the Trust, and to improve patient experience.