Join the march and rally to say no cuts to children's heart units - invest in our NHS.
Meet 11:00 at Victoria Park car park (Granville Road entrance, LE1 7RY), Leicester.
Marching at Midday to Jubilee Square for Rally at 13:00.
Speakers include Sarah Carpenter and more
NHS England has announced that Glenfield Hospital will have to stop surgery on people born with heart problems. Two other units — the Royal Brompton and Harefield in London, and the Central Manchester — will also close.
Glenfield saves lives and has "excellent outcomes". What will happen if it closes? The closure of Glenfield will have a knock on effect on many other services such as children's intensive care and other children's services.
We will lose skills which pioneered life-saving technology such as the ECMO unit, which allows patients, both adult and paediatric, to survive heart or lung failure.
NHS England deny this is about cuts, yet the arguments put forward are flawed. These proposals are being made at the same time that £22 billion in "efficiency savings" are demanded by the government.