South Leicestershire MP, Andrew Robathan, is to visit University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust on Friday, 7th October at 12 noon for a meeting with Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, CEO and Mark Wightman, Director of Communications.
As well as having an update on events at UHL and other developments within the NHS, the meeting will also provide Mr Robathan with an opportunity to raise the issue of children’s heart services at Glenfield Hospital.
The Review of National Paediatric Congenital Cardiac Care is due to conclude in November whether or not children’s heart services will be retained at the hospital but concerns have been raised that the public consultation may be biased against the East Midlands Unit.
Mr Robathan said “I am most concerned by suggestions that the criteria for the consultation appear to be slanted against individual submissions, of which I know there have been very many supporting Glenfield’s option, in favour of submissions from organisations.
This is a public consultation so it is essential that the voice of the public is heard. I personally wrote to support Glenfield’s bid as I am well aware of the excellent quality of their services and I know that many, many people across the East Midlands and elsewhere have also written.
I want to make sure that this support is reflected fully in the consultation.”