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Princess Alexandra surgeon awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Covid-19 / Sat 12th Jun 2021 at 07:10am

THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is delighted to announce that Mr Ashraf Patel, associate specialist in breast surgery, has been awarded an MBE.

Mr Patel has been recognised for services to funding and research for breast cancer in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

He has worked At St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping and The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow since 1993. Prior to this he completed his medical education at Grant Medical College and surgical training at Tata Memorial Hospital, both in Mumbai. 

At the Breast Unit, with the support of his patients, their families and friends and partner charities, he has helped to raise more than £4.5million for The Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Charity. This has funded fantastic improvements including breast cancer clinical trials, specialist equipment and health and wellbeing programmes, benefiting patients with breast cancer.

Mr Patel said: “I am delighted and humbled to be awarded an MBE. This award is also a recognition of the immense work put in by our charity, research, clinical, administrative and management teams at PAHT.

“I am lucky to be surrounded by hard working team members trying at all times to do their best for our patients. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family and friends, my colleagues at work, the advisory board members and my patients. Special thanks go to the executives and PAHT trust board for their support of research and letting it flourish and the trustees of all the charities that support our work in the Breast Unit; The Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Charity, Quest Cancer Research, Together in West Essex, The Maria Falco Memorial Trust and The Kerrie Fitzjohn Memorial Trust.”

Lance McCarthy, chief executive of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, said: “Congratulations to Ashraf on this wonderful, well-deserved accolade.

“I’m absolutely delighted for him and the recognition for his outstanding work to support our patients with breast cancer over many years. Everyone at PAHT is extremely proud to see his dedication to improving the experience and lives of our patients recognised in this way.”

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7 Comments for Princess Alexandra surgeon awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List:

Wendy Morgan
2021-06-12 09:39:05

Very well deserved. Both my sister and I and my best friend have recovered from breast cancer and my sister was treated at P.A.H, Harlow. We are all very thankful for the skills, knowledge and care received from those who cared for us.

Pamela Weavers
2021-06-12 10:05:18

Congratulations Ashraf Patel for all the work and dedication at The Breast Unit and all the endless dedication to patients including myself in 2003 my family and myself cannot thank you enough. So proud to k ow you. Best regards

patricia jolly.
2021-06-12 12:08:05

Congratulations to Dr. Ashraf Patel on receiving a well earned MBE. Dr. Patel was my Cancer Surgeon in St. Margaret's Hospital, when I had breast cancer in 1994, his skill and knowledge, and his care, resulted in me still being here in 2021. God bless you always.

janet Wilkinson
2021-06-12 13:09:49

Congratulations to Dr Ashraf Patel, a great man who has saved many many lives including mine. A very well deserved award. Long may you continue.

Lyn Winterford
2021-06-12 15:27:14

Congratulations Ashraf Patel on being recognised for all the good work you do. Very well deserved.

Rosalind Edwards
2021-06-14 11:54:29

A huge Congratulations on you MBE. so well deserved. You have always been so kind and understanding, putting me at ease and to have great faith in your treatment ,

Lilla Amey
2021-06-15 09:35:22

Ashraf Patel MBE. Your Truly an inspiration to me, Your Outstanding Dedication, Contribution & Commitment for Fundraising for Cancer. You have given me Help, with your kind words of Encouragement & Compassion. Thank you for Giving me my life Back. So Well Deserved 🥰 💗 xx

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