Carlie Woodward wins 1029 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Nursing Award

A local ICU nurse has won 1029 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Nursing Award for November.

Carlie Woodward has worked in the challenging ICU department at the Robina Hospital and Gold Coast University Hospital for the past 7 years.

“I just love being a nurse – I don’t think you could do this job if you didn’t love it. I have a wonderful team that I work with every single shift, and I feel so blessed to work alongside so many amazing nurses,” she told myGC.


“Being a nurse, especially in ICU, is so rewarding and stimulating. You are helping to take care of the sickest patients in the hospital. You are also dealing with their families, who are under a high level of stress, so you are there supporting them too.”

Along with a certificate, Ms Woodward wins $250 and is now a finalist in the Annual Award where she could win a share in cash and prizes of over $5,000.

“I feel really shocked – this is just so unexpected. I just can’t believe it. Thank you so much to the person who nominated me, and thank you so much to 1029 Hot Tomato. I feel amazing and it’s just so wonderful to be recognised!”

If you know a nurse or midwife who has made a difference in the life of you or your family and deserves to be recognised, you can nominate them for the December award at


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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