Chief Nurse receives damehood from Duke of Cambridge

Friday 22 May 2015

Eileen with DBE

Dame Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’, has been formally made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Eileen received the award from the Duke of Cambridge in an investiture ceremony that took place in the palace's Ballroom. She had been awarded the DBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in recognition of her services to the nursing profession.

Eileen, who has been Chief Nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' since 2005, says: "It feels like the most incredible honour to go to Buckingham Palace to receive this award.

"I enjoyed discussing my nursing career with Prince William and telling him about all the fantastic work going on at Guy's and St Thomas'. I really would like to thank all my colleagues because this recognition would not have happened without their support."

Last updated: May 2015

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