Now that the General Election is over, the campaign to save Glenfield Heart Unit is, like the weather, hotting-up. The East Midlands only has one heart unit and no-one is going to take it away from us without a fight.
With the aid of our campaign’s crib-sheet (which can be found online here), thousands of people have already contributed towards NHS England’s confusing online consultation process. It is important that as many people continue to engage with the consultation as possible.
But we also need feet on the ground (again) to make sure that NHS England see the faces of the thousands of people who oppose their attempted theft of our health services.
The following is a list of upcoming events at which we need maximum turn-out. Bring your friends, family and anyone you know who cares one ounce about the future of Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre.
Nottingham – Saturday 24 June, 2pm – the Heart Unit campaign have organised another public meeting in coordination with the Notts Trades Union Council. Come along if you want to find out what the official consultation is all about and how you can help participate in the process to save the heart unit (The Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, NG14). https://www.facebook.com/events/114292552507394/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2217%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D
Leicester – Tuesday 27 June, 5pm – officials from NHS England are in town to attend the “Leicestershire and Rutland Health Overview Scrutiny Committee” meeting. Therefore, we have organised a welcoming party to lobby NHS England as they arrive at this meeting (Leicester City Council building, 109-111 Charles Street, LE1 1FA). https://www.facebook.com/events/314927415628054/?context=create&previousaction=create&ref=5&page_id_source=1743079092623390&sid_create=59233081&action_history=%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22create_dialog%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22page_create_dialog%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%5B%5D%7D%5D&has_source=1
Nottingham – Friday 30 June, 1.30 – 3.30pm. Nottingham Patient, Public, and Staff event. NHS England consultation event. The Wallace Rom, The Education and Conference Centre, Notts University Hospitals, City Hospital campus. To register for this event, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leicester – Saturday 8 July, 1pm – THIS IS THE BIG ONE. We have organised a mass protest in defence of Glenfield Heart Unit gather on Gallowtree Gate (outside of the old BHS) in Leicester City Centre at 1pm. LET’S MAKE IT REALLY MASSIVE. https://www.facebook.com/events/434176336955829/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D