Wife and mum Sarah Dickinson who only started work three years ago as a medical laboratory assistant has been named Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Learner of the Year.
She received her award in the 2023 Celebrating Success awards from Executive Director of People and Culture Louise Ludgrove.
Sarah joined in 2020 but in that time she was promoted, started an apprentice degree course and most recently appointed her team’s first biomedical scientist trainee in the Anticoagulant Dosing and Advice Service which supports the warfarin clinic for people at risk of blood clots.
Presenting the award, Louise said: “I’m told her enthusiasm is ‘boundless’, ‘a joy to work alongside’ and her college mentor says she’s more interactive on her studies than the full-time students.”
Sarah was one of 26 colleagues who were nominated for Learner of the Year in the awards. The runners up were physiotherapy assistant Holly Andersen and staff nurse Victoria Knowles.
More than 400 nominations were received for the Celebrating Success 2023 in a year which marks the service’s 75th birthday on 5 July.
The ceremony was watched online by thousands of colleagues, family and members of the public. Watch Sarah receiving her award.