Friday, 10 June 2011
Save Our Surgery Campaign
I was at St James's Hospital in Leeds yesterday to attend the Annual Public Meeting of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The meeting was preceeded by an NHS Health Fair.
I attended primarily because of the threatened closure of the Children's Hearth Surgery unit at Leeds General Infirmary.
The unit provides specialist surgery and care to children from all over Yorkshire and the Humber.
If the unit were to close, the hundreds of children who require life-saving surgery each year would have to travel long distances – possibly hundreds of miles – to another facility. This could put those children’s lives in even greater jeopardy.
To show your support for the campaign to save this unit please visit the Children's Heart Surgery Fund website here.