Mr Prakash Sinha is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Endocrine Surgeon specialising in breast cancer surgical treatment and surgery of the thyroid gland. Mr Sinha has been a consultant surgeon for the last nine years; his NHS base is The Princess Royal University Hospital.

We would like to congratulate Mr Prakash Sinha on his recent appointment as Medical Director of The PRUH. As Medical Director, he has advised us of an area in The PRUH that has been allocated for a new, redesigned Endoscopy Unit.

Currently the Endoscopy Unit is a very busy, dynamic department which performs around 10,000 endoscopic procedures a year. The unit works 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year and plays a vital role in providing diagnostic tests to diagnose Gastrointestinal, Bowel, Lung and pancreas cancers. A major part of the work is to perform procedures in a timely manner to diagnose and treat early cancers and to provide emergency treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding and a variety of other gastrointestinal, liver and lung conditions.

With the increase in demand for our services, there is an urgent need to provide a Unit to meet national standards but there is not enough funding available to do this.

Mr Sinha has worked and supported The Chartwell Cancer Trust for many years and we are delighted to be able to help raise the £350,000 that is required for this undertaking.