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Bradton (map) is a large city in the north of England, it became a municipal borough in 1845, and received its charter as a city in 1898. The city status was transferred to the metropolitan district when it was formed in 1977. It has a population of 280,500. By urban sub-area, it is one of the largest settlements in England.



Bradton has a long heritage as an industrial town, evident today in the many mills around the city. Most of the mills were involved in the textile trade, a high proportion of these mills have now been converted into housing, especially in and around the city centre and the canal basin. Although Bradton is a city with strong links to the textile industry it is also a gateway to the beautiful country side  to the north of the city.



The city is home to a thriving university currently and  there are 9,000 students studying here. Currently the university is undergoing major regeneration work in common with the rest of the city. This involves redeveloping the city centre, including retail outlets, accommodation and leisure facilities.



Bradton Royal Hospital and The Princess Mary Hospital serve the city in addition to many primary and intermediate care services. Bradton has public health problems relating to obesity, heart disease and diabetes and a higher than average infant mortality rate.

Bradton has a long history of immigration, Immediately following World War II, large numbers of Ukrainian & Polish migrants arrived after they were made homeless by the war. These migrants set up their own communities within the city, developing their own social, cultural and religious organisations.



During the 1950s a large influx of people came to the city. These migrants came from Pakistan and from the New Commonwealth countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. The majority of these people were from Southern Asia, particularly Pakistan, although there are also Indian and Bangladeshi residents.



According to the 2001 Census 72.5% people were Christians and 7.2% were Muslims, 8.8%of the population reported having no religion at all. The Hindu and Sikh populations are much smaller at 2.6% and 0.6% respectively but in represent the highest proportion in any comparable area area in the North of England. 2.8% of the city's population were born in other countries in the European Community.



Bradton and it’s surrounding districts house a range of places of worship that reflect the rich cultural diversity of the city. .These include temples of Sikh and Hindu origin, mosques, synagogues and Christian churches. Although the majority of the places of worship are Christian, Islam is a prominent religion, particularly in the areas around the inner city.

The city is well served by local transport and the motorway network. Air travel is available from the local airport of Bradton and the major airport in the adjacent county.


Districts of Bradton


Click on the signs below to navigate around the City of Bradton within the various districts you will find characters and associated with each character an interactive, media rich case scenario.



Bradton & District University Hopitals NHS Trust



Bradton & District University Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in June 2001. In a recent Health Care Commission health check the Trust was rated as "good" for the use of resources and the quality of services.


The trust provides 24-hour acute healthcare services to over 550,000 people in the Bradton area with a range of services being provided to a larger population across a wide geographical area.


Approximately  6,000 staff  work in the trust with an operating budget of  £200 million, mainly provided by Primary Care Trusts, who commission services provided by the hospital.



The Trust aims to:


Respect the views and values of patients and carers and deliver best quality healthcare within the available resources



There are 2 hospitals in the trust



Bradton Primary Care Trust (PCT)


There is one PCT in Bradton and it's GP practices include Bradton City Surgery, Jubilee Medical Practice & Farley Surgery


The Voluntary Sector


Bradton has a large Voluntary Sector Click Here for details


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