Susan Stead wins 1029 Hot Tomato Nursing Award for August 2018

A recently retired nurse has won 1029 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Nursing Award for August.

Susan Stead has been working in the nursing industry on and off for over 20 years, and just this week retired from her position at Villa Serena.

“I literally just retired yesterday, so this is wonderful news! I am now going to just do a little bit of community nursing from time to time,” she told myGC.


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“I love everything about being a nurse. You get to step in to help someone, when others have stepped out. Often we fill a void and give support to patients when they have no one else.

“I feel very privileged to have been able to help people – it’s so rewarding.”

Along with a certificate, Susan 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.

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/

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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