Why the award?
By contributing to continuously educating nurses and other healthcare actors, Ansell contributes to improving the quality of patient care. This is why we invest in the Ansell Cares educational programme.
Based upon the overwhelmingly positive response to the 2013 and 2014 H.E.R.O. awards by nurses in the U.S. and Australia, Ansell is pleased to be introducing the European edition as from 2015 with a special award for Operating Room Nurses.
The great work that nurses do, they do with a warm smile on their faces. Too often, nurses and their incredible and humane contributions are not recognized in the manner they deserve. At Ansell, we recognise the key importance of nurses in delivering positive healthcare outcomes. Nurses are critical in making things happen in a highly demanding and increasingly technical environment. This is particularly true in the O.R.
For the 2015 Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award for European O.R. Nurses, Ansell and EORNA specifically encourage the nomination of nurses who consider self-education and continuous education important to their profession, to their own professional development and to that of fellow nurses. We expect to see those nurses who are a role model and inspiration to new nurses to be nominated by their fellow nurses, surgeons, healthcare administrators and patients.
Nominated nurses need to be currently employed (full or part-time) in O.R. nursing in a country of the European Union, and be 18 years of age. No conditions apply to the nominating party.
From 2 April, 2015 through May 10, 2015, nurses, friends, family and their colleagues are invited to nominate their nurse H.E.R.O. The accepted nominations will then appear on the Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. website. Ansell and EORNA look forward to celebrating nurse heroes working in O.R.s across Europe.
On May 18, 2015, voting will begin and continue through June 19, 2015. Anyone can vote for their favourite nurse during this period. A maximum of one vote per day may be cast via Facebook, Twitter or regular. So everyone can vote 3 times for one person per day.
The top 5 nominees with the most votes will receive a 2015 Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award for European O.R. nurses plaque and will be featured by Ansell The top 5 nominees with the highest number of overall votes will also have a generous donation of € 2,500 made in their name by Ansell to the organisation of their choice amongst this list of surgery-related charities: Médécins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), Lifebox, European Heart for Children, Chain of Hope, Operation Smile, or FoAN- Friends of African Nursing.
So be sure to nominate a deserving nurse and cast your vote. It means the world to them, because they mean the world to us.
For detailed conditions, please consult the Contest Details.