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Leicestershire Police has arrested a total of 46 people during their 35 day drink drive summer crackdown. 42 of the arrests made were men, of those twelve were aged between 17-24.
Too many people are still risking both their lives, and those of innocent people, by getting behind the wheel while unfit to drive.
It is just not worth the risk, if you choose to drink and drive our round the clock patrols will catch you whether you are in the city, our towns or villages.”
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Leicester West MP Liz Kendall has today called on the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene in the decision by the NHS to close the region's only children's heart surgery unit at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.
Speaking to ITV News today the Labour MP who was part of the efforts to save the heart unit just three years ago said she hoped the clinical evidence provided by the unit would lead to MPs to reconsider the decision.
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A review of children's heart surgery has found that Birmingham children's hospital was only one of two centres in the country meeting most or all of national standards. The hospital now faces an increase in patient numbers as NHS England looks to close the heart surgery at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. It was identified as one of those centres not meeting standards.
In a statement, Sarah-Jane Marsh, Chief Executive at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said:
Birmingham Children’s Hospital is pleased the CHD review recognises the excellence of our congenital heart disease service, which treat hundreds of children each year from the region and beyond.
In light of the review published today (8 July) we are awaiting further guidance from NHS England regarding future plans.
Offering the best possible care and support to children and young people is the driving force behind everything that we do. This will continue whilst working closely in partnership with colleagues at University Hospitals of Leicester.
Some of the most unwell babies in the East Midlands could be moved to either Leeds or Birmingham after the decision to close childrens' heart surgery services at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.
It was identified as one of the centres that are set to close after an NHS national standards review.
At just eighteen weeks old, Louis had open heart surgery in Leicester on Tuesday. His mother Zoe Winston tells ITV News what the service means to her family:
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