CANP is supporting the fight to save the East Midlands Children’s Congenital Heart Centre at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

 THE BIG FANTASTIC NEWS OF THE WEEK WAS THE REPRIEVE of the Glenfield Children’s Congenital Heart Unit. Thank you to all supporters of the Campaign. See articles below.

Dec 1st
All of pages 1 and 3 – 5 are, under “HEART UNIT REPRIEVED” and a variety of other headlines, on the decision to continue children’s heart surgery at Glenfield

MSP_MERC_30NOV17_7836JPGAt 5.30pm this evening a large crowd gathered to mark the day many thought would never come

33151779JPGNHS England has delivered its verdict at a meeting in London  http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/nhs-england-decides-keep-childrens-856116

34962953JPGLive: Children’s heart surgery to remain at Glenfield …http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/live-decision-day-future-childrens-852619



Sally Ruane Submissionto the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Joint Health Scrutiny Committee in which the 125 is specifically raised as lacking an evidence base.


Fab photo by the great freelance journalist, Beth Walsh @WalshyPictures.

Pictures Copyrighted to Beth Walsh photography http://www.bethwalsh.co.uk. (contact Beth on 07888753521]  Rally for Glenfield Hospital Heart services. Save Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre

  69th birthday of the NHS

 Saturday 8th July 1pm

Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

rally in support of the Glenfield Childrens Heart Unit.  

Cuts Have Consequences!

pdf for 8 july here

NHS England are coming to Leicester on 27 June to make the case for closing Glenfield ❤ Unit. Join the welcome party at 5pm, Leicester City Hall, 109-111 Charles Street, LE1 1FA

Leicester Mercury Report


Save Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit Public Meeting

NHS England are now ‘consulting’ on their plan to end heart surgery at Glenfield

WE NEED YOU to fill in their online questionnaire. Otherwise they may claim that many people are not bothered about its closure!

But they haven’t made it easy to understand or fill in.

Come to our public meetings to find out how best to respond to the questionnaire.

Leicester: Saturday 22 April 2pm – 4pm

Leicester Adult Education Centre (Hanson Hall) 50-54 Belvoir Street Leicester LE1 6HL

Loughborough: Saturday 6th May 2pm to 4pm

Roseberry St Community Centre, Storer Road, Loughborough LE11 5EQ

contact Steve 07737 978057 or steve@saveglenfieldheartunit.org.uk

For more info on the consultation: www.eastmidlandscongenitalheart.nhs.uk


Movie recording of the event 9th March 2017 – from England NHS

MSP_MERC_09MAR17_8352 pic Leicester Mercury

Rally outside the meeting – report from Leicester Mercury

Consultation Event at Leicester Tigers ground, 9th March 6pm.

This event has space for only 120 people & is now full but to go on the reserve list and put pressure on them to increase the size of the venue  email england.congenitalheart@nhs.net 


emchc-logo Campaign to Save our Heart Centre


Proposals for Congenital Heart Disease Services from NHS England



11th February 2017 up to 2,000 march to save the Heart Centre

photo & report from Leicester Mercury

Sally Ruane’s Speech at Glenfield Congenital Heart Rally about STP on Saturday 11th February 2017 text here- congenitalheartspeechrallyfeb17



9th February  2017

nearly 130,000 signatures handed in to 10 Downing Street to save our heart unit

photo &  report from  Leicester Mercury


In October, over one thousand people marched through Leicester city centre to oppose the proposed closure of Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit. Let’s send a clear message to NHS England by making this march even bigger!


download poster-leaflet-for-feb-heart-unit-demo

Stewards are needed-let us know if you wish to volunteer-we’ll pass message on.


Have a good Xmas rest, but keep fighting to save children’s heart surgery at Glenfield!


Change.org  petition to the Secretary of State for Health

Petitions UK Government & Parliament petition    -Deadline 22nd January 2017

29th October 2016 – march and rally of over 1,000 supporters


Leicester Mercury report