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Save Our NHS Leicestershire

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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Leicester sends birthday wishes to the NHS from behind lockdown, but demands an end to cuts and privatisation

By Tom Barker
July 6, 2020

After the ongoing and traumatic experience of the coronavirus pandemic the central importance of our NHS has never been clearer. It is appropriate, therefore, that its 72nd birthday was celebrated with a weekend of events, from vigils to remember the dead, car-cavalcades, to socially distanced protests organised under the banner of ‘Our NHS Deserves Better’. […]

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Beds close at Lutterworth Community Hospital

By Giuliana Foster
May 18, 2020

Since the introduction of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan in 2016 and subsequent Community Re-Design, via Better Care Together,  we have fought relentlessly to Save our cottage hospital, Feilding Palmer Cottage Hospital – Lutterworth which has been under threat of closure. This week we were staggered to learn that due to the Covid – 19 […]

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