Articles tagged with: Glenfield Hospital
The NHS was created in 1948. It was, and remains, based on the fundamental principle that healthcare should be universal, free at the point of use, based on people’s need and not their ability to pay.
On July 5th I helped celebrate the NHS’s 65th anniversary with a visit to Ward 15 at Glenfield hospital.
I presented Deputy Sister Cathy English with a birthday cake and card to say thank you to all the staff for their hard work and commitment. Cathy has worked for the NHS for over 20 years: an amazing achievement that shows the huge dedication of so many NHS staff.
The NHS has made huge strides forward over the last 65 years and further changes are essential to ensure it continues to succeed in the next 65 years and beyond.
That means shifting the focus of services towards prevention and ensuring better co-ordination between physical, mental and social care services, to improve health and get better value for money. You can read more about Labour’s plans for ‘whole person care’ here.
In her regular Leicester Mercury column, Liz talks about the latest developments on the future of Children’s Heart Surgery at Glenfield Hospital. To read more click here.
Ensuring children get the very best quality of care has always been my top priority and the focus of our cross-party campaign. I want to thank Glenfield’s staff, the families and members of the public for their incredible support throughout this process.
Whilst I know more delay and uncertainty will be deeply frustrating for all those concerned, today’s announcement completely vindicates what we’ve been saying from the start: that decisions must be based on the evidence of what’s best for children and their families.
This evidence shows Glenfield has the second best survival rates from children’s heart surgery in the country, as well as a world class ECMO service.
I’ll now be working with Glenfield and its supporters to ensure that NHS England put this evidence at the heart of their new review.
In her regular Leicester Mercury column, Liz talks about the ongoing campaign to save the children’s heart unit at Glenfield Hospital. To read more click here.