Emergency Department nurse Kate Carmody has been awarded the Community Dedication and Social Justice Award at this year’s Gold Coast Women in Business Awards.
The Community Dedication and Social Justice Award recognises women who have made a difference in the community either through their contribution as a volunteer or service.
As a Clinical Nurse in the Gold Coast University Hospital’s Emergency Department, Kate’s accomplishments include assisting with co-coordinating the Emergency Treatment Centre for Queensland’s Schoolies 2021, in collaboration with the Safer Schoolies Initiative. Kate is a member of the Clinical Governance group for 1300MEDICS and acts in the role of Medical Commander providing health support at mass Gold Coast events such as Kokoda Challenges, the V8 Supercars, music festivals, and professional sporting events at CBUS stadium.
As a Veteran Australian Army Nursing Officer, Kate is also an active member of the Gold Coast Hospital Veterans Employee Network, which supports Veteran employees in our health service to transition into a civilian workplace.
Kate has worked as a nurse for 12 years and is passionate about the continuation of fostering world-class health care on the Gold Coast.
"My personal ambition is to make every health care interaction with the community memorable and meaningful, producing a tangible and measurable difference in the community we serve," said Kate.
"I strive to provide health care to the Gold Coast as if it was one of my own family members, and I am passionate in empowering and fostering future clinicians to ‘serve’, and have a sense of duty and pride in their workplace."