A clinical nurse who has been caring for patients for more than 40 years has won 1029 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Nursing Award for August 2017.
Kym Edwards started working as nurse in 1972, specialising in wound care, palliative care and lymphedema management. Since moving to the Gold Coast in 2011, she now also trains student nurses, working closely with those in aged care placements.
“I am so passionate about nursing and I try to pass that passion on to my students,” she told myGC. “I always tell my students that if you treat your patients as real people and get to know their life stories, it makes caring for them so much more enjoyable.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
“I believe being a nurse is one of the most privileged jobs in the world as you can really make a difference.”
Along with a certificate, Kym wins $250 and is now a finalist in the Annual Awards where she could be awarded the annual winner’s cash prize of $5,000.
“I feel very humbled and honoured to win. This is something that is so unexpected! Thank you!”
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 award at mygc.com.au/gold-coast-nursing-awards/