Tributes and donations pour in in memory of one of The Princess Royal Hospital’s most gifted and dedicated surgeons.
It was with profound shock and sorrow that family, friends and colleagues learnt of the untimely death of Mr Prakash Sinha, consultant surgeon and medical director for the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and long-standing supporter of The Chartwell Cancer Trust.
Mr Sinha was a truly distinguished surgeon who began his career at Bromley Hospital in December 2002, moving to the PRUH when it opened in 2003.
Here, he served for nine years as a consultant oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgeon within the Endoscopy Unit before being appointed as medical director for the hospital in 2018. Mr Sinha was a hugely committed and energetic supporter of The Chartwell Cancer Trust – a charity that supports local cancer and leukaemia services to improve cancer care raising funds for capital projects, equipment, training and additional NHS staff.
Through their work, the charity has achieved great things at the PRUH including 15 years support for The Chartwell Cancer and Leukaemia Unit and investment in cutting-edge breast cancer scanners and state-of-the-art equipment to create virtual cancer clinics at the hospital.
A vigorous advocate of the charity, Mr Sinha undertook numerous personal fundraising challenges in aid of the charity including trekking the length of the Stok Kangri Range of the Himalayas with characteristic zeal and spirit.
Michael Douglas, honorary trustee of The Chartwell Cancer Trust said: “We feel immense gratitude for the contribution Prakash has made to our charity as we have grown over the years. We will miss him hugely and mourn his loss while also celebrating the incredible legacy he leaves behind. We are also deeply moved and honoured that, at the request of his family, donations in loving memory of Prakash will be dedicated to our charity and the work we do for cancer care.”
Donations in memory of Mr Prakash Sinha can be made via his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/prakash-sinha
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