NBT’s Chief Executive recognised with honorary doctorate

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Andrea Young honorary doctorateNorth Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) is delighted to announce that our chief executive Andrea Young has received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West of England (UWE).

Andrea was presented with her honorary doctorate as part of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences graduation ceremony held at Bristol Cathedral. 

Andrea started her career as a qualified nurse and then midwife. Throughout her extensive career she has worked in practically every aspect of the NHS and has been chief executive at NBT for the past six years. Prior to joining the Trust Andrea worked nationally and regionally across a wide range of public health and health commissioning roles.

This honorary degree is recognition for the hard work, dedication and commitment Andrea has shown to making a positive change in the NHS. It also recognises her excellent leadership and partnership working with a vast number of stakeholders to ensure Bristol as a city and the wider south west region remains at the forefront of healthcare delivery.

Andrea has overseen a range of achievements in her six years as chief executive at the Trust. These include leading the move into the multi-award winning and state of the art hospital in 2014 and most recently being recognised by the CQC as ‘GOOD’ overall and ‘OUTSTANDING’ for care. 

Andrea Young, Chief Executive, North Bristol NHS Trust said:

“North Bristol NHS Trust enjoys a fabulous relationship with UWE and I am thrilled and incredibly proud to receive this honorary doctorate. Many of our 8000 staff will have studied at the University as part of their training and I was delighted to share this experience with a number of our staff who also received their degrees.

“I have been fortunate throughout my years in the NHS to have been given opportunities to develop and grow that prepared me for a role as chief executive at a large and specialist hospital such as NBT. Partnering with UWE offers exactly the kind of opportunities I was fortunate enough to be given and it is a relationship I and my Board colleagues value enormously. I want to thank the University for this wonderful honour and also the staff at NBT who make me very proud to be their Chief Executive on a daily basis.

“I also want to congratulate my counterpart at University Hospitals Bristol, Robert Woolley, who this week also received an Honorary Doctorate from UWE for his services to healthcare in Bristol.”

North Bristol NHS Trust is a major acute teaching hospital and centre of excellence in a number of fields across the south west. The Trust is renowned for its national and international expertise in areas such as neuro science, and is the second largest centre for stroke thrombectomy. The Trust is a major trauma centre for burns and plastics, vascular and renal transplantation and trauma care.