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2,000 sign petition calling for consultation on removal of Leicester General’s ICU

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
December 8, 2018

Save Our NHS Leicestershire’s petition calling for a consultation on the planned removal of intensive care from the Leicester General closed on Friday, with nearly 2,000 signatures (804 paper and 1132 online). The closure of the petition coincides with the end of University Hospitals of Leicester’s (UHL) public engagement exercise – a series of meetings […]

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Campaigners say they are unable to campaign for hospital changes – despite being asked to do so

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
December 4, 2018

A Leicester hospital spokesman last week asked campaigners to campaign for his hospital’s investment plans. But campaigners from Save Our NHS Leicestershire have said they are unable to support UHL’s plans to change hospital services unless the plans change. Mark Wightman, Director of Communications and Strategy for University Hospitals of Leicester was speaking at an […]

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Leicester NHS Bosses Plan to Ignore the Public and Close the General’s Intensive Care Unit Without Consultation

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
October 17, 2018

Sign our petition calling for a full public consultation into UHL’s plans: https://www.change.org/p/for-a-public-consultation-on-plans-to-remove-intensive-care-beds-from-leicester-general Leicester’s hospital trust wants to go full steam ahead with closing intensive care (ICU) beds at Leicester General Hospital. Confirmation of their decision to do this without any public consultation is to be put to a joint meeting of the local Clinical […]

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Patient Advocacy Organisation Fails to Hold Leicester’s NHS Trust to Account Over Planned Removal of ICU from the General

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
October 6, 2018

The Save Our NHS Leicestershire (SONHSL) campaign is very disappointed that Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire have decided to go against the recommendations of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Joint Health Scrutiny Committee and back the removal of intensive care beds from the Leicester General without a consultation. In a report issued yesterday, they stated: “After […]

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Public Meeting United in Calling for Consultation on Plans to Remove Intensive Care Beds from Leicester General

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
October 1, 2018

Around 90 people gathered for a public meeting on Saturday called by Save Our NHS Leicestershire (SONHSL) to discuss controversial local plans to remove intensive care beds from Leicester General Hospital without a consultation. Campaigners believe that the removal of the beds will be the first step toward downgrading the General Hospital as an acute […]

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NHS Bosses Plan to Remove Intensive Care from the General. Leicester Responds: “Why are We Never Asked?”

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
September 25, 2018

Campaigners in Leicester are organising a public meeting to discuss what they believe may be an illegal move by local NHS bosses. The campaigners are questioning the legality of a decision by local NHS bosses to downgrade the Leicester General Hospital without consulting the public. Local NHS bosses have admitted that they made the decision […]

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Sale of NHS Land Behind Plans to Remove Intensive Care Beds from Leicester General

By Andrew Walton
September 24, 2018

Save Our NHS Leicestershire are protesting against plans to cut intensive care beds at the General Hospital, including the proposed sale of land at the General. In Leicestershire, the so-called Sustainability and Transformation Plan is the blueprint for local NHS services over the next five years. It includes “Plans for reconfiguration of Leicester City Hospitals […]

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Academic Report Reveals Why We Need a Consultation on the Future of Leicester General’s Intensive Care Unit

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
September 19, 2018

Controversal plans to remove the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from Leicester General Hospital without a full public consultation have been met with mixture of shock and anger by the people of Leicestershire and Rutland, but also with serious concern from a group of academics. In August 2018, a report was issued by Dr Janet Underwood […]

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Lobby Calls for a Full Public Consultation into the Downgrading of the Leicester General by Removing Level 3 Intensive Care

By Tom Barker
August 27, 2018

Last Thursday’s Leicester City Council Health Scrutiny Commission meeting was met by a lobby of up to sixty demonstrators, concerned with proposals that could lead to the loss of acute services from Leicester General Hospital without a public consultation. Speaking with BBC Radio Leicester, Steve Score, co-Chair of Save Our NHS Leicestershire, explained why the […]

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