Susanne Brooks wins 1029 Hot Tomato Gold Coast Nursing Award for July

A nurse who has been helping cancer patients for almost 40 years has won 1029 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Nursing Award for July 2018.

Susanne Brooks has worked as an oncology nurse since 1979, and told myGC she absolutely loves her job.

“It’s a great job. I love the patients I get to work with and meeting their families. It’s really nice to know I am helping to make a difference,” she told myGC.


“I always try to be honest and truthful and give my patients as much information as I can. It’s not always easy but I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

Susanen said she was thrilled to win the award for July after being nominated by a former patient and her family.

“It’s amazing! Thank you so much. It’s so lovely to be recognised.”

Along with a certificate, Susanne 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

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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