A nurse who has spent much of her career in Airedale has been given a key role in the Bradford District Care NHS Trust. Phil Hubbard has been appointed the new director of nursing, professions and care standards for the trust, which provides services across Airedale, Craven, Wharfedale and Bradford. She takes up the role following the recent retirement of Debra Gilderdale after her 37-year career with the trust. Previously the trust’s deputy director of nursing and professions, Phil’s career spans 33 years across hospital, primary, mental health and community care settings. Since joining the trust in 2012, she has held a number of senior roles and has a strong track record of leading large-scale service improvements, working with partners across the district.

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