Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, a nurse who campaigned to have the statue of Mary Seacole erected at St. Thomas’ hospital received her insignia on February 28th, after being awarded the honor by the Queen of England back in December.
Professor Dame Anionwu, an advocate for sickle cell disorder and a founding member of the sickle cell society has been instrumental in improving services.
“Guess which Dame has just been to Buckingham Palace to receive her Insignia, and from Her Majesty The Queen no less?! #NewYearsHonours,” she tweeted.
Before the ceremony, Professor Dame Anionwu’s daughter, Azuka Oforka, an actress on the popular medical drama Casualty, said she was so proud.