Maria Bridgeman is the Head of Service in HSE Mid West (covering Limerick, Clare & North Tipperary) for Health & Wellbeing. Maria has a background in Nursing with wide experience across the community health care setting. She transitioned into Administration and led out on the development of the Cois Abhainn Primary Care Team, which was a pilot project of only 3 in the Country. She subsequently became one of the 3 Transformation Development Officers in the Mid West. She then progressed to General Manager for North Tipperary then on to Senior Operations Manager for Limerick and North Tipperary covering Primary Care and Social Care.
Maria took up her current role as Head of Service for Health & Wellbeing in July 2016 and also covered the role of Interim Head of Service for Social Care (Older Persons and Disability Services) from July to November 2016. Maria’s goal, in line with national goals, is to promote Healthy Ireland and health and wellbeing as part of everything she does so that people will be healthier.