Closure of Glenfield's Heart Unit - Public Pressure Needed to Force a Rethink

August 14, 2016 9:30 PM

The fight to save the life saving children's heart unit at Glenfield Hospital is well and truly underway.

MP's from across the Leicester and Leicestershire area have already held meetings in London with health bosses.

Now Cllr Phil Knowles and fellow Health Campaigner Zuffar Haq are calling on the whole of the East Midlands Region to back the campaign to keep the unit open.

''The NHS England is seemingly no longer prepared to support the unit highlighting the failing to meet new standards set out last year, what exactly does that mean? Tell us what needs to be done so that the standards can be met?

At a time of concern during illness people want to see treatment delivered at the most local level possible and not to be faced with the worry of additional travel times and lengthier distances to tackle.

Families and many others are voicing their concerns and signing petitions etc. It's time to raise the level by urging the whole of the East Midlands to back the campaign and make their voices heard.''