A biomedical scientist at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been highly commended at the finals of a prominent national awards ceremony.
Cherie Beckett (pictured), who works in the microbiology department at PAHT, was highly commended in the ‘Rising Star’ category of the 2020 Healthcare Science Awards. The awards are held to recognise and celebrate the contribution of healthcare scientists to the NHS and across the broader healthcare system.
The ceremony was held online on 12 May, after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
She has been recognised in her field for her role in lecturing and mentoring student biomedical scientists and being an advocate of her profession among industry networks and on social media.
Cherie said: “I am honoured to have been highly commended at the finals of the 2020 Healthcare Science Awards. This is wonderful, after a very challenging year.
“However, the biggest reward is inspiring aspiring biomedical scientists into the profession, providing support in our network and professional growth.
“I am passionate about my work and the impact that microbiology has on patient care – supporting our patients with a diagnosis to guide their treatment.”
Sharon McNally, director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals, at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, said: “It is fantastic that Cherie’s dedication has been acknowledged at this prestigious awards ceremony.
“Congratulations to Cherie on an outstanding achievement in her career.”