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Rachael Loftus

Rachael works as the Head of Regional Health Partnerships at the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

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Her story

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, she led the Leeds Shielding Support Programme as well as coordinating support for clinically extremely vulnerable people across the West Yorkshire area. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021, she was awarded an MBE for this work.

Rachael’ father is from Mayo and her mother is from Co. Roscommon. She grew up in Beeston, Leeds at the heart of the Irish diaspora community and is the Chair of Leeds Irish Health and Homes.