Lauren Skinner wins 1029 Hot Tomato Gold Coast Nursing Award for June 2017

A midwife who has been helping to deliver babies on the Gold Coast for more than 8 years has won 1029 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Nursing Award for June 2017.

Lauren Skinner worked as a clinical nurse for 7 years, before she decided to become a midwife. “After having kids, I knew I wanted to be a midwife. Women are incredible and what our bodies can do is just amazing,” she said.

“I love helping women and their families through what can be a scary experience. I believe midwives really make a difference in the lives of their patients, and are there to help them through both happy and tragic times.”


“We have an absolutely amazing team at the Gold Coast University Hospital and we are all there for each other.”

Along with a certificate, Lauren 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.

“I am so humbled to win. Thank you so much to 1029 Hot Tomato for recognising nurses. We often deal with horrible shifts and budget constraints, so it’s amazing to be acknowledged for our work.”

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 July 2017 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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