Sue and Nicole may have very different roles within Gold Coast Health, but it’s clear they are cut from the same cloth.
Mum Sue has finally realised a lifelong career goal of working in the ambulance field, as a Mental Health Nurse Co-responder in the Acute Care team.
Sue’s career serves as inspiration for her daughter, who didn’t shy away from the challenges of nursing at one of the biggest and busiest emergency and trauma centres.
The phrase, ‘like mother, like daughter’ very much applies to Enrolled Nurses, and self-confessed ‘talkers’, Linda and Brooklyn.
Two months ago, they both launched new careers – 52-year-old mum Linda had been a beauty therapist for 20 years, while 21-year-old Brooklyn had worked, since finishing high school, as a hospital cleaner then orderly – known as a ‘wardie’ – at Gold Coast University Hospital.
Ashley is a busy mother of two who uses her creative talents as a tool for managing her mental health.
“Through painting I have discovered ME. I found a purpose and a relaxation for my soul and my mind. When I paint it brings out my true self,” she said.
Ashley is one of our feature artists at this year’s ArtBeat Festival.