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[27/09/2019 | No comment]

It’s almost 2 years since we won our campaign to save the children’s heart surgery unit at Glenfield Hospital. I visited the service again today to talk to NHS staff and patients, and to hear about the improvements that are being made. I am particularly proud that the unit has some of the very best survival rates in the country, and that we are doing more operations than ever before.

You can watch my video here.

[04/07/2017 | No comment]

On 4th July I held a meeting in Parliament with MPs and senior staff from University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust to discuss the future of Glenfield children’s heart surgery unit and the next steps in our campaign to save this excellent service.

We will be writing to the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, demanding answers on key issues relating to NHS England’s plans. It’s essential that people keep responding to the public consultation before the deadline on 17 July, so their views are heard loud and clear. You can respond here.

[05/06/2017 | No comment]

Today I joined campaigners for Glenfield’s children’s heart surgery unit to urge people to respond to the public consultation on the future of the service.

It’s really important that people respond before the deadline on 17 July so their views are heard loud and clear. You can respond here: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/chd/ If you need any assistance in filling out the consultation, please contact Shirley: shirleyb60 {at} virginmedia(.)com.

We’ve made huge progress already but we must now re-double our efforts to make the case for this excellent service and protect it for all the children and families who desperately need it.

Watch a video of me and the campaigners here: https://www.facebook.com/LabourLiz/videos/1972675249628190/

[21/03/2017 | No comment]

On Thursday 2nd March I attended the public consultation meeting on NHS England’s proposals to stop children’s heart surgery services at Glenfield Hospital.

The meeting was attended by many members of the public, including patients and their families, as well as senior doctors from Glenfield and NHS England Officials.

During the meeting there were very passionate questions and comments from the audience. People are extremely worried about what the proposals will mean for our excellent ECMO service, for travel times to other hospitals, and for the vital ongoing support that Glenfield provides to parents and families.

You can watch my thoughts following the meeting here and help our cause by responding to the public consultation here.

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