North Manchester Care Organisation

From 1st April, 2020, North Manchester General Hospital joined Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) group through a Management Agreement.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff. It was formed on 1st October, 2017, and since then has been responsible for running a family of hospitals across several separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services. North Manchester General Hospital is the tenth hospital to join the group.

Dena Marshall  - Chief Executive 

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Professor Matt Makin - Medical Director 

Matt has worked as Medical Director at two of the largest Health Organisations in England and Wales. Since March 2016 he has been Medical Director of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust supporting the improvement plan and initiatives allied to Devolved Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester.

Prior to this he has held National leadership roles in Neurology, Neurosciences and Cancer and had been involved in Health Policy in NHS Wales. Matt trained in Palliative Care Medicine in Liverpool and Birmingham and was appointed to his first Consultant Post in 2001.

Matt is an Honorary Professor of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Bangor University and has published on the causes and treatment of cancer pain, and the earlier diagnosis of cancer. He worked at the Pain Relief Foundation in the 1990s developing treatment protocols for the analgesic use of Methadone.

He is passionate about addressing inequalities in health and is determined to see a strong, vibrant future for North Manchester General Hospital.

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Cheryl Casey - Director of Nursing










Ann Bracegirdle  -  Finance Director


Leah Robins

Leah Robins – Interim Director of Operations

Leah joined North Manchester Care Organisation in June 2017 as the Divisional Managing Director for Surgery and was later appointed to Director of Operations in January 2020.  She was previously the Divisional Director of Operations & Performance for Clinical Support Services & Tertiary Medicine at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. 

Leah holds a degree in Biochemistry and completed a Masters in Healthcare Leadership in 2015, submitting a dissertation in ‘Clinician Perceptions of 7-day Working in Healthcare’.   She has worked in the NHS for 13 years, many of those years in operational and strategic cancer roles, also working on the project commissioning of new hospital builds and transformation projects which culminated in presenting at The Mayo Clinic in the US. She is passionate about finding innovative solutions to intractable issues.