Monday, 5 January 2009

Biomedical scientist Katie juggles work and university studies to gain degree

A BIOMEDICAL Scientist at Musgrove Park Hospital, in Taunton, has been awarded a first class honours degree by the Open University.
Katie Redgate studied for the degree in environmental studies while working full-time in Musgrove’s pathology department.
She also continued as a union representative for the trade union Unite and as health and safety representative for the department.
Katie said: “It was hard work, but I was determined to do it.
“It was really interesting and very varied, and proved that if you are committed you can achieve your goals.”
Somerset Pathology Services general manager Steve Yates said: “Katie has done fantastically well and we are all very pleased for her.
“The biomedical scientists and their colleagues in pathology are the backroom team in the hospital.
“They analyse blood and other samples to help monitor treatment and confirm diagnoses.
“Not many people know what they do, but they are absolutely essential to the day to day work of the hospital.”
  • Our photograph shows Katie Redgate at work in the pathology laboratory of Musgrove Park Hospital. Photo submitted.

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