On Tuesday 24th October, I was delighted to welcome former Glenfield patient Ben and his dad Steve to Parliament. I first met Ben just four days after his heart operation last year and invited him to visit Westminster once he had fully recovered.
Ben’s recovery is just one of so many success stories to come from Glenfield’s Children’s Heart Surgery Unit. NHS England must take into account the incredible impact the unit has had on thousands of people across the East Midlands who are just like Ben when it makes its final decision on the future of the service next month.
Listen to a clip of our interview with BBC Radio Leicester here.