As you probably know, the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) is currently reviewing the decision to move children’s heart surgery from Glenfield to Birmingham.
I have been leading a cross-party group of East Midlands MPs to campaign against this decision. On 4th December we sent a letter to the IRP setting out the arguments in favour of keeping both children’s heart surgery services and children’s ECMO in Leicester. The letter was signed by 15 MPs, the Bishop of Leicester and Lord Bach of Lutterworth.
Lord Ribeiro, chair of the IRP, has now agreed to meet with us in the Houses of Parliament on 13th December.
You can read more about our campaign in the Leicester Mercury and read a copy of our letter here: