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Fleur De Luikie Trophy

Is awarded for nursing excellence and is only awarded to a theatre nurse working in the Free State.

The award goes to an operating theatre nurse who has been working in the theatre for a period of 2 – 5 years and who has made significant progress in this field:

  • Implements professional and ethical rules of conduct in contact with others on a continual basis.
  • Displays a balanced and critical approach towards the application of nursing principles.
  • Sets a positive example in her daily conduct both inside and outside her profession.
  • Maintains a neat and polished appearance.
  • Uses power discretely and with compassion.
  • Shows above average progress in her profession with specific dedication to the theatre.
  • Participates enthusiastically in operating theatre activities.
  • Applies her own unique leadership style according to the nature of the situation.
  • Maintains sound personal relationships with superiors and subordinates.
  • Renders quality patient care.
  • Reveals leadership qualities.


The following characteristics are evaluated\judged:

  • Decision making
  • Perseverance
  • Professional competence
  • Quality of patient care
  • Personal interest
  • Self esteem

2013 Winner:

Tilana Louw

2011 Winner:

Louise Olivier

2009 Winner:

From Bloemfontein
Petro van der Merwe