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.
Attached is an important item on how Derby council has rejected STP proposals; please have a read about their local campaign.
p. 16 NATIONAL: “Surgery list trebles” – national waiting list for heart transplants
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
At 5.30pm this evening a large crowd gathered to mark the day many thought would never come
NHS England has delivered its verdict at a meeting in London http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/nhs-england-decides-keep-childrens-856116
Live: Children’s heart surgery to remain at Glenfield …http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/live-decision-day-future-childrens-852619
p. 16, NATIONAL, “NHS services plea” – this short note is about plans/discussions to scrap a number of services presently provided, a must-read
not very new news about items no longer to be avialable on prescription
The boss of NHS England wants to slash a £141million cost by stopping GPs writing prescriptions for ‘low-priority’ items. The health service confirmed it is set to …
p. 27 “£250k boost for research to help heart pump blood”, subtitled “Device would mean no surgery
Christmas toy appeal for children in hospital
p. 19 a letter by Dave Basset, Alzheimer’s Society, under “Budget betrayed dementia victims” – a must-read
p. 20 “Cancer patients’ cash lifeline”, subtitled “Macmillan teams’ crucial support for people suffering from disease” – this too showing up big holes in government care and provision
p. 19 a good letter by Phil Dores under “Cast adrift by an uncaring system” – the consequences of lack of proper mental health care