Closing A Highly Successful Children’s Congenital Heart Centre: Money Before Life

The East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre is ear-marked for closure. The outcomes for this centre, at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, are amongst the best in the country. THIS IS NOT A FAILING UNIT. This unit is thriving. NHS England is putting input before outcomes, and the closure will leave East Midlands as the only region without its own unit, and no provision for the eastern side of England between Newcastle and London.
This information and petition needs to be spread far and wide as the Leicestershire centre is only one of three units earmarked for closure across the country. It will have a knock on effect on all patients nationwide. Consider this: if Leicestershire/Notts patients have to go to Birmingham, there may not be enough beds for Birmingham babies, who then find they have to travel elsewhere.  
So far over 32,622 people from all over the country have signed our petition. Each week the number is slowly creeping up, but we need to reach the 100,000 signatures required for a debate in Parliament. If you have not done so already, please sign this petition and share with your family, friends and colleagues:
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