Campaigners have called on the public to support a meeting in Leicester today (24 September) to oppose the proposed closure of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital.
It has been opposed by the local hospitals' trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, as well as patients families who are affected across the East Midlands.
More than 30,000 people have signed an online parliamentary petition to hold a public review into the decision.
Steve Score, whose son had open heart surgery at Glenfield last year, is chairing the meeting:
Earlier this month a meeting was held between NHS England and the hospitals' trust.
MP for Leicester West, Liz Kendall, attended the session:
An NHS England spokesperson said: