Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall, has today called for the Government to overturn its decision to close Glenfield children's heart surgery unit.
It comes after data released shows that Glenfield has the second lowest death rates of any unit of its kind in England.
It beggars belief that the unit is earmarked for closure when it has the second lowest death rates of any service in the country.
The Government must now over-turn the decision by the Safe and Sustainable Review, and Glenfield must remain open.
She has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to demand that Glenfield stays open.
The unit was earmarked for closure as part of NHS plans to reduce the number of specialist centres for children's heart surgery.
Under the plans, patients would have to travel to Birmingham Children's Hospital to be treated.
Campaigners fighting to keep children's heart surgery at Glenfield hospital in Leicester are celebrating a High Court ruling.
A House of Commons debate will take place today (22 October) to discuss the closure of Glenfield's children's heart surgery.
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has asked for an initial review of plans to relocate the Glenfield Heart Unit.