A CARDIFF and Vale surgeon, who has spent more than a decade improving breast services, has been honoured by the Queen
Sumit Goyal – who has been a Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board since 2003 – has been awarded an MBE for services to breast cancer care and Cardiff Breast Centre Charity.
Mr Goyal became the lead for the Breast Services in 2006, and held this position for 10 years. His dedication to improving the quality of breast services saw him getting approval for a purpose built Breast Centre in Llandough which opened in October 2010, bringing breast services under one roof and established the One Stop Breast Clinic.
Mr Goyal also established the Cardiff Breast Centre Charity, which has raised more £750,000 to improve the care of breast cancer patients and to provide them with holistic care.
This money helped build a multipurpose teaching and training facility which 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 money has also been used to buy specialist equipment worth more than £200,000 to improve the quality of care delivered.
During the coronavirus pandemic, charity money was used to equipment to enable multi-site 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.