Children's heart unit review

Plans to close three children's heart surgery units were suspended by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today. Addressing the House of Commons he said the review was based on "flawed analysis"

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Glenfield Hospital petition expected to reach 100,000 signatures

Protesters outside Leicester's Glenfield Hospital Credit: ITV Central News

Campaigners against the closure of children's heart services at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital expect their e-petition to reach 100,000 signatures at some point today.

When an e-petition has 100,000 signatures, a debate must be held in Parliament on the issue in question.

The petition was launched 48 hours after the decision to transfer children's heart services to Birmingham.

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