Please Help Support the Childrens Heart Surgery Unit at Leeds General Infirmary

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Found 16th Mar 2011
If you live anywhere that this unit serves ( a wide area ) or anywhere for that matter and are willing to show support to stop it's closure please sign the petition. Links below to Childrens Heart Surgry Fund ( CHSF ) and direct link to Petition page. I am posting this as we do not think our daughter would be alive today if this unit had not been there when she was born.

chsf.org.uk/sav…nit

chsf.org.uk/sig…ion

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Just signed x x

I thought all children's heart surgery units were under threat?

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bellabonkers

I thought all children's heart surgery units were under threat?



The number of units performing children’s heart surgery in England will be cut to six or seven from 11, under NHS plans.


The 11 units under review are: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool; Birmingham Children’s Hospital; Bristol Royal Hospital for Children; Evelina Children’s Hospital, London; Freeman Hospital, Newcastle; Glenfield Hospital, Leicester; Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London; Leeds General Infirmary; Oxford John Radcliffe Hospital; Royal Brompton Hospital, London; Southampton General Hospital.




Edited by: "jaysonic" 16th Mar 2011

It's a great shame that they are thinking of cutting back on any of them, and obviously a great worry to anyone that may end up living much further away from the unit they are used to dealing with.

Banned

signed ,a worthy cause which has affected me personally!

thanks for posting it jaysonic .

jaysonic

The number of units performing children’s heart surgery in England will b … The number of units performing children’s heart surgery in England will be cut to six or seven from 11, under NHS plans.The 11 units under review are: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool; Birmingham Children’s Hospital; Bristol Royal Hospital for Children; Evelina Children’s Hospital, London; Freeman Hospital, Newcastle; Glenfield Hospital, Leicester; Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London; Leeds General Infirmary; Oxford John Radcliffe Hospital; Royal Brompton Hospital, London; Southampton General Hospital.



So does that mean Birmingham's children hospital could be closed? I had my cancer treated for at the oncology ward there and I know that a lot of hospitals send children there as it's such a good hospital!

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midjet666

So does that mean Birmingham's children hospital could be closed? I had … So does that mean Birmingham's children hospital could be closed? I had my cancer treated for at the oncology ward there and I know that a lot of hospitals send children there as it's such a good hospital!



I presume any from the list are potentially under threat, I am supporting Leeds General Infirmary as that unit is the one serving my area and saved my daughter's life. I am not suggesting that everyone will/should want to support Leeds unit but it serves a large area and want people affected to know they can support the unit by signing this petition.

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Has anyone noticed this?

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I'll take that as a no

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Anyone out there that would like to keep the Heart Surgery facility available in Leeds?

done.

keep bumping as i never saw it first time

Original Poster

Thanks ^^^^^ magicbeans and dcx_badass and will do.

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Todays bump (_;)

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Morning all

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Gooood morning UK

I am so sorry that we are trying to save Leeds General Infirmary as my middle little now coming up the age of 18 years of age next week had surgery at Leeds Killingbeck with Kevin Watterson in june 1993. Please save our unit at the LGI.

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jyork1984

I am so sorry that we are trying to save Leeds General Infirmary as my … I am so sorry that we are trying to save Leeds General Infirmary as my middle little now coming up the age of 18 years of age next week had surgery at Leeds Killingbeck with Kevin Watterson in june 1993. Please save our unit at the LGI.



Kevin Watterson was the surgeon and Team along with ICU/HDU that saved our daughter at LGI too.
Edited by: "jaysonic" 3rd May 2011
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