Keith joins protest in Parliament Square at closure of Glenfield Ecmo Unit

Posted on September 17th, 2012 in Local News

Keith attended a protest protest outside the Houses of Parliament to save children’s heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital.

There were around 100-150 protesters who had traveled to London from all over the country.

Keith said: “The decision to move children’s heart surgery from Glenfield, especially the pioneering Ecmo service, will impact heavily on children’s care services in Leicester.

I was delighted at the number of people who came from Leicester to Westminster today to protest against the closure of the heart unit.  There seems to be mounting public and professional criticism of the choice to move the unit to Birmingham.

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Joint Health Trust have decided to refer the decision to the Secretary of State for Health.

We now anxiously await the Minister’s decision. “