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Leicester General and St Mary’s under threat. Here’s our guide to filling in the consultation questionnaire

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
November 24, 2020

NHS bosses have been told that, subject to public consultation, they will receive government funding of £450m to implement a controversial reorganisation of hospital services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Amongst other things, the plan will lead to the closure of Leicester General as an acute hospital, with the majority of land sold for other […]

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Now is not the right time to hold a public consultation on hospital services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

By Giuliana Foster
November 18, 2020

I have very serious concerns that now is NOT the right time to hold a crucial public consultation over the reconfiguration of Leicester hospitals.  Second national lockdown aside, we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. Whilst welcoming the recent allocation of £450M to re-configure Leicester Hospitals, how on earth are the general public […]

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Leicester NHS bosses “disappointed” after bizarre offer to takeover campaign meeting refused

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
November 15, 2020

Save Our NHS Leicestershire has been holding a series of online public meetings during the consutation to discuss the local NHS Trust’s £450million plans to reorganise hospital services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our first meeting on Monday evening was a huge success, with close to 40 people in attendance and a very high level […]

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“I can’t understand why decisions regarding future health care provision are being undertaken during a national lockdown”

By Satinder Toor
November 14, 2020

St Mary’s Birth Centre in Melton will be closed if the local NHS Trust’s plans go ahead I recently tried to participate in an on-line meeting regarding the future of Maternity services in Leicester, which may lead to the closure of St Mary’s Birth Centre in Melton Mowbray. I made several unsuccessful attempts to log […]

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Leicester campaigners welcome hospital investment, but raise concerns about inadequate plans

By Tom Barker
October 21, 2020

Save Our NHS Leicestershire welcomes coverage of our campaign in yesterday’s Leicester Mercury. However, we take strong issue with the title of the online piece, ‘Campaign launched to fight against £450m hospitals revamp’ (the paper copy leads with the marginally better ‘Campaigners battle £450m hospitals revamp plans’) , which is demonstrably contradicted by the content […]

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The future of your hospital services is about to radically change. Here’s how

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
October 14, 2020

NHS bosses have been told that, subject to public consultation, they will receive government funding of £450m to implement their controversial reorganisation of hospital services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Formal public consultation will last for 12 weeks between 28th September and 21st December 2020. What will change? Leicester General Hospital will close as an […]

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Leicester NHS bosses plan for less need in our hospitals. Can community care compensate?

By Bob Ball
October 4, 2020

Effective community services are crucial, according to NHS bosses, to the success of proposals to reconfigure Leicester’s hospital service. (City’s £450M Care Package, Sep 28 ’20) In the consultation documentation there is frequent reference to work in a community setting but no details are given or justification for changing the clinical pathways so that more […]

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Public Consultation on Leicester Hospitals Begins. Here’s What Campaigners Say!

By Save Our NHS Leicestershire
September 30, 2020

Letter sent to the Leicester Mercury on Tuesday September 29, 2020: The public consultation to reorganise Leicester’s hospitals began on Monday. These plans include, amongst other things, closing the Leicester General Hospital as an acute hospital and St Mary’s Birthing Unit in Melton; concentrating maternity services onto the Leicester Royal Infirmary; and providing a modest […]

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