Leicestershire County Council will invest £50,000 if the campaign to save the unit decides to challenge the closure in a judicial review.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of protesters marched through Leicester today, angry at plans to close Glenfield Hospital's heart unit.Read the full story ›
Protestors will march through Leicester today over proposals to stop children's heart services at Glenfield Hospital.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of people will hold a protest in Leicester this weekend against the proposed closure of the children's heart unit at Glenfield hospital.
NHS England plan to close down the unit because it is not meeting targets.
Among the supporters tomorrow will be Mike and Nicola Weaver from Lincolnshire whose son George was saved by the unit.
The future of the threatened children's heart unit at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester has been the subject of passionate debate in parliament. MPs from all sides say the proposal by NHS England to close it down simply doesn't make sense.
Campaigners fear lives would be lost if surgery is transferred to Birmingham.
While NHS England insist no decisions have yet been taken they say the shake-up is about creating a robust and sustainable service for the future. Leading the opposition today was Leicester MP Liz Kendall.
Leicester West MP Liz Kendall held a debate in Parliament this morning over the future of the Children's Heart Surgery Unit at Glenfield Hospital.
Our Political Correspondent is in Westminster covering the story.
The debate comes as the unit was earmarked for closure after health bosses said it wasn't meeting the standards required.
The closure 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.
Campaigners are holding a meeting in Leicester to oppose the ending of children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital.Read the full story ›
Will Huxter is Regional Director of Specialised Commissioning at NHS England.
He explains why the organisation is considering removing children's heart surgery at Glenfield...
First face-to-face public meeting between the NHS, the hospital, the council, members of the public and the media.Read the full story ›
A mother whose daughter is currently at Glenfield Hospital has been speaking to ITV News Central about the potential closure of its' children's heart unit.
It comes ahead of a special meeting tonight.
Ann Edwards' daughter, Penelope, was whisked to Glenfield Hospital after her lungs collapsed last week. Their specialist equipment managed to save her life.