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Sumit Goyal to be awarded MBE on the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021

11 June 2021

We are delighted to announce that Sumit Goyal has been named on this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list and will be awarded with an MBE for services to Breast Cancer and Cardiff Breast Centre Charity.

Mr. Sumit Goyal is a Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board since 2003. He became the lead for the Breast Services in 2006, a position he held for 10 years. His passion and enthusiasm to improve the quality of the breast services saw him getting approval for a purpose built Breast Centre at the Llandough site. The centre was built around the comments from patients and staff, lessons learned from visiting other centres with a view to provide high quality care for the patient and high satisfaction for staff. The centre opened its doors in October 2010 and brought breast services under one roof and established the One Stop Breast Clinic.

He had the foresight to improve the patient care even further, and to this end in 2010 he established the Cardiff Breast Centre Charity, that has raised over £750,000, money that has been used to improve the care of breast cancer patients to provide them with holistic care.

Notable among this is the building of the multipurpose teaching/training facility that is used by clinicians, nurses, patients and medical students. The charity money has established the first of its kind exercise prescription service for breast cancer patients, providing online and onsite exercise sessions with a trained senior physiotherapist. The charity money has been used to purchase specialist equipment worth over £200,000 to improve the quality of care delivered. During the pandemic, charity money was used to equipment to enable multisite working. The breast cancer patients benefit from free complimentary therapy to patients, pamper evenings, specialised undergarments after breast cancer surgery, to name a few, all provided by the funds raised for the Breast Centre Charity.