Julie Al Khamis wins 1029 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Nursing Award

A Gold Coast nurse who assists patients at Robina Hospital’s Renal Dialysis Unit has won 1029 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Nursing Award for March 2017.

Julie Al Khamis (Pearson) is a clinical nurse who has spent over 17 years working on the Gold Coast. “I came from a simple upbringing but I remember having a nursing kit as a child. I think becoming a nurse stemmed from that,” she told myGC.

“I absolutely love what I do. I am so blessed to work with an amazing team who help keep my passion burning. It’s a very serious job – every day I am helping patients who are going through kidney failure. It can be incredibly sad, so I try to bring as much joy to patients as I can.”


Along with a certificate, Julie wins $250 and is now a finalist in the 2017 Annual Award where she could win a share in cash and prizes of over $5,000.

“It is such a shock to win. I am so humbled,” she said holding back tears. “I feel this is an award I need to share with all of my team members – they are just wonderful.”

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 April 2017 award at mygc.com.au/gold-coast-nursing-awards/

Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au, 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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