Liz Kendall to lead parliamentary debate on closure-threatened Glenfield children's heart unit
MPs are to debate the future of the closure-threatened children's heart unit at Glenfield in parliament tomorrow.
Leicester West MP Liz Kendall has secured parliamentary time for a discussion about NHS England's announcement that it wants to close the department.
NHS officials say this is because the unit is not meeting, and is unlikely to meet, new standards – a claim strongly denied by managers at Leicester's hospitals.
They say the unit is not performing enough operations.
The proposal has angered parents, patients, surgeons and politicians in Leicestershire who say the decision is the... read more
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