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Bernard Galton

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust.

The information on this page is historic. Visit the UHBW Trust Board pages for the latest information.

Bernard Galton - Non-Executive Director, Chair of the People Committee

Appointed from 1 July 2019.

Bernard had a long and successful Civil Service Career with 28 years in the Ministry of Defence, and 10 years in the Welsh Government. He retired in 2014 from his role as Director General. With more than 20 years Executive Board experience he has complemented this with non-executive directorships in the Royal National Mineral Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust, Capita Property Services in Wales, and he is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Whilst in the Welsh Government Bernard led a large Corporate Services Department spanning Human Resources, Learning and Development, Information Services, Property, Facilities, Health and Safety and Security. He was Head of Profession for Human Resources and Organisation Development for all Public Service organisations in Wales, and also worked at the highest level in NHS Wales gaining an understanding of the key strategic issues facing health and social care services.

He is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and lives in Bath. 

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