A Solent NHS employee has received a staff gold award.

Bernadette Cherry, an NHS property expert and head of asset management, is the 2024 gold award winner for Solent NHS Estates and Facilities, in recognition of her "awesomeness."

Described as the "fountain of property knowledge", she has managed leases, rents, contracts, and building plans over the past ten years, gaining the admiration of her colleagues for her expertise in the field.

Ms Cherry is the third recipient of the annual award, which was introduced in 2022.

Mark Young, deputy director of estates and facilities said: "Although very much behind the scenes, the work of Bernadette and her team could not be more important."

She was commended for her support of her colleagues and her incredible work ethic upon receiving a voucher and framed certificate.

"A true professional with an amazing work ethic, Bernadette thoroughly deserves this award", Mr Young added.