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Heart unit decision delayed again

Daily Echo: An earlier demonstration to save the unit outside Southampton General.

6:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

A DECISION on the future of children’s heart surgery in Southampton has been delayed again – prompting warnings that the confusion will cost lives.

Decision over Southampton children's heart unit could take another year

Daily Echo: Protesters lobby to keep the heart unit open.

11:39am Tuesday 6th August 2013

CAMPAIGNERS to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton will meet with health chiefs tomorrow amid fears of another year of confusion about its fate.

PM defends decision to suspend heart decision

Daily Echo: David Cameron has been urged to resist any electoral pact between the Tories and Lib Dems

12:43pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

THE PRIME Minister has defended the decision to suspend the review that had saved children’s heart surgery in Southampton from the axe.

PM to be quizzed over future of heart unit

Daily Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland, ahead of the G8 Summit

10:09am Wednesday 19th June 2013

THE PRIME Minister will be quizzed today on the future of children's heart surgery in Southampton.

Anger at £6m price tag for "flawed" heart unit review

Daily Echo: Campaigner Sam Prior and son aaron

10:45am Thursday 13th June 2013

Southampton heart unit campaigners have spoken of the anger after it was revealed that the national review of the service, suspended by the Government yesterday, had cost the tax payer £6m.

Children's heart unit's future in balance once again

Daily Echo: An earlier demonstration to save the unit outside Southampton General.

12:50pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

THE future of children's heart surgery in Southampton is in the balance once again, after the health secretary suspended the review in to reforms.

Children's heart surgery to resume at Leeds

Daily Echo: Hundreds of people gathered in Millennium Square, in Leeds, when plans to close the children’s heart surgery in Leeds were announced

7:42am Friday 5th April 2013

Children's heart surgery is set to resume at Leeds General Infirmary after days of uncertainty over its future, hospital bosses have said.

Health bosses consider appeal over heart unit ruling

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

11:50am Thursday 28th March 2013

HEALTH bosses are “strongly considering” an appeal after a High Court judge rejected part of the process that saw children’s heart surgery in Southampton saved.

Heart unit's future thrown into doubt once more

Daily Echo: Toby Nash and Nancy Laverty, who are patients at Southampton hospital’s children’s cardiac E1 unit, with the 225,000 signature strong petition.

4:03pm Wednesday 27th March 2013

THE DECISION to save children's heart surgery in Southampton has been thrown into chaos once again.

Judge to rule on future of children's heart unit in Southampton

Daily Echo: Toby Nash and Nancy Laverty, who are patients at Southampton hospital’s children’s cardiac E1 unit, with the 225,000 signature strong petition.

7:20am Wednesday 27th March 2013

A judge is expected to reveal more details on the future of children's heart surgery in Southampton today.

Parents fury as future of city's children's heart unit is thrown into doubt

Daily Echo: Angry: Deb Banyard and daughter Cora

11:47am Thursday 7th March 2013

Hampshire parents have spoken of their fury after the future of Southampton’s children’s heart unit was thrown into dout today.

MP warns children's heart rethink could risk lives

Daily Echo: Denham calls for Government to step in

10:29am Thursday 7th March 2013

FORMER health minister and Southampton MP John Denham has called for the government to “bang some heads together” after a legal ruling throw the future of Southampton's heart unit back in doubt.

Future of children's heart unit in Southampton thrown back into doubt

Daily Echo: Mum helen laverty and daughter Nancy with our petition

7:11am Thursday 7th March 2013

The future of children's heart surgery in Southampton was today dramatically thrown back into doubt.

Heart patient Jordan, 8, raises £400 for hospital charity

Daily Echo: Jordan Clothier with his family, from left, Mckenzie, Kirsty and Paul.

11:09am Monday 18th February 2013

THE slightest excitement or fright could cause eight-year-old Jordan Clothier's heart to stop beating, causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground - but the youngster is more worried about the children he met on Southampton’s heart unit and has embarked on a sponsored silence to help other patients.

Saved heart unit facing new threat

Daily Echo: More than 250,000 people back the Daily Echo  campaign

5:58am Monday 11th February 2013

A LEGAL challenge that threatens to overturn the decision to keep children’s heart surgery in Southampton gets under way today.

Heart unit campaigners back in action as review panel visits Southampton

Daily Echo: Daily Echo

4:00am Wednesday 19th December 2012

CAMPAIGNERS who fought so hard to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton were once again under pressure to prove just how vital the service is to critically ill youngsters across the south.

Date set for paediatric unit decision review

Daily Echo: Toby Nash and Nancy Laverty, who are patients at Southampton hospital’s children’s cardiac E1 unit, with the 225,000 signature strong petition.

8:00am Sunday 9th December 2012

A DATE for a legal challenge that threatens to overturn the decision to keep children’s heart surgery in Southampton has been set for next year.

Have a Heart campaign: new legal move

Daily Echo: Toby Nash and Nancy Laverty, who are patients at Southampton hospital’s children’s cardiac E1 unit, with the 225,000 signature strong petition.

7:19pm Wednesday 21st November 2012

A JUDGE has today ordered an urgent hearing of a new legal challenge that could overturn the decision to keep children’s heart surgery in Southampton.

New doubt over future of heart unit

Daily Echo: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt orders heart unit rethink

11:18am Wednesday 24th October 2012

THE Government has dramatically ordered a review of UK specialist heart units – just three months after the Southampton centre was told it was safe.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt orders heart unit rethink

Daily Echo: Health secretary Jeremy Hunt orders heart unit rethink

11:10am Wednesday 24th October 2012

AS they hugged each other in jubilation at the news children’s heart surgery in Southampton had been saved, campaigners patients and doctors thought the battle had been won.

Judicial review against heart unit decision

Daily Echo: Toby Nash and Nancy Laverty, who are patients at Southampton hospital’s children’s cardiac E1 unit, with the 225,000 signature strong petition.

10:52am Thursday 4th October 2012

A campaign group has launched legal proceedings against NHS officials who made the decision to close a children's heart surgery unit.

Thanks for saving our heart unit

Daily Echo: Patient Aaron Prior celebrates with the contingent who travelled to London.

7:22am Thursday 5th July 2012

“THANK YOU!” That was the message to Daily Echo readers for helping to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton.

Children's heart unit in Southampton saved

Daily Echo: Nursing staff celebrate after the cardiac unit is saved

6:50pm Wednesday 4th July 2012

CHILDREN'S heart surgery in Southampton has been saved.

D-Day for Southampton's children's heart unit

Daily Echo: Eager to hear the decision.

4:10am Wednesday 4th July 2012

TODAY IS the day that children’s heart surgery in Southampton finally discovers its fate.

High Court appeal over city heart unit continues

Daily Echo: Southern Daily Echo

12:22pm Tuesday 20th March 2012

HEALTH bosses who led a controversial review that put Southampton’s world renowned children’s heart surgery unit under threat will continue their fight today to overturn a High Court ruling that the process was “unlawful”.

'All options open' in heart unit review

Daily Echo: Andrew Lansley's plans to reform the NHS have come under a fresh attack

9:47am Wednesday 5th October 2011

HEALTH Secretary Andrew Lansley insisted all options were being considered as the future of children’s heart surgery in Southampton hangs in the balance.

Huge boost for campaign to save city's heart unit

Daily Echo: An earlier demonstration to save the unit outside Southampton General.

5:50pm Wednesday 24th August 2011

THE BID to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton received a massive boost of public confidence today.

Heart unit closure threat puts intensive care unit at risk

Daily Echo: The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital

11:40am Tuesday 28th June 2011

THE LOSS of children’s heart surgery in Southampton would have a serious impact on the city’s top performing intensive care unit for youngsters, hospital bosses have warned.

Plea to complete consultation to save city's heart unit

Daily Echo: An earlier demonstration to save the unit outside Southampton General.

9:50am Monday 27th June 2011

WITH JUST four days left to help save children’s heart surgery in Southampton, campaigners are urging Daily Echo readers to fill in the vital forms that could make the difference.

City MP gets to the heart of the matter

Daily Echo: Southampton MP Alan Whitehead

7:20pm Friday 24th June 2011

DON’T stich us up. That was the plea from Southampton MP Alan Whitehead as the fight to save children’s heart surgery in the city was debated in Westminster.

PM is listening to campaign to save heart unit

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3:20pm Thursday 23rd June 2011

They walked through the rain and handed your signatures over to Number 10, where the PM says he’s listening

Heart campaign reaches Downing Street

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1:10pm Wednesday 22nd June 2011

ARMED with 232,733 signatures, the Daily Echo and an army of campaigners have taken the fight to save children’s heart surgery at Southampton to the doorstep of Number 10.

Heart unit backed by 225,000 people

Daily Echo: Toby Nash and Nancy Laverty, who are patients at Southampton hospital’s children’s cardiac E1 unit, with the 225,000 signature strong petition.

4:05pm Tuesday 21st June 2011

225,000 people all with the same message – save children’s heart surgery in Southampton.

Top jobs prove excellence of city heart unit

Daily Echo: Dr Tony Salmon

5:41pm Monday 20th June 2011

TWO of Southampton’s heart experts have been chosen to help lead the country’s cardiac services – proving the high calibre of expertise the city’s heart unit boasts.

Final push to save heart unit

Daily Echo: Great day for Wessex Heartbeat's Dragon Boat Challenge

7:50am Saturday 18th June 2011

IT has been hailed the ultimate team fundraising event – and it will be the final big push to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton.

Almost 2,000 have had say on cardiac future

Daily Echo: An earlier demonstration to save the unit outside Southampton General.

3:05pm Friday 17th June 2011

MORE people from the south have had their say in the consultation over the future of children’s heart surgery than anywhere else in the country.

Island joins fight to save heart unit

1:23pm Thursday 16th June 2011

LAST NIGHT councillors on the Isle of Wight voted to join the fight to keep children's heart surgery in Southampton.

Heart unit is 'too important' to close

Daily Echo: Helen Laverty’s two-year-old daughter Nancy underwent a third round of lifesaving heart surgery last week – but she says if the cardiac unit Nancy’s life could be at risk.

12:42pm Monday 13th June 2011

A MUM who claims she will be forced to move home if Southampton’s children’s heart unit is scrapped says health bosses must not ignore the 180,000 people who have signed the Daily Echo’s petition to save it.

Last push begins for Have A Heart campaign

Daily Echo: Kiki Boulton with the petition, and, from left, Mike Baker, Chanine Boulton, Gill Harte and Katy Stimson at Southampton General Hospital

In just 12 days it is D-Day – Downing Street Day – for the fight to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton.

National charity backs heart unit

Daily Echo: Families gather to show support as campaigners collect signatures at Paultons Park

1:20pm Monday 6th June 2011

A NATIONAL heart charity has announced its backing for the option that saves children’s cardiac surgery in Southampton.

Heart unit needs your help

Daily Echo: Marcus Haw

5:20pm Friday 3rd June 2011

WE NEED you. That is the message from the man whose specialist skills has helped fix the tiny hearts of 2,000 babies over the last 14 years in Southampton.

Act now to save our heart unit

Daily Echo: RECOVERING WELL: Benjamin Weller, at 16 days old, who had major heart surgery at the paediatric cardiac unit in Southampton.

4:53pm Friday 3rd June 2011

The only way to make sure your voice is heard is to complete the government's consultation document - we show you how to do it.

A massive 150,000 sign up to save cardiac unit

Daily Echo: James Murray and Sarah Parish support the Have a Heart campaign.

10:14am Wednesday 1st June 2011

WE’VE hit the 150,000 mark! That’s the incredible total now fighting to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton through the Daily Echo’s Have a Heart campaign.

Record breaking operation saved baby's life

Daily Echo: Andy and Maggie Garbacik with daughter Maria.

1:02pm Tuesday 31st May 2011

AS THEY proudly cuddle their beautiful little girl, they know she is only alive today thanks to a record-breaking operation carried out by specialists at Southampton’s threatened heart unit.

UK's top heart expert backs children's heart unit

Daily Echo: Actress Sarah Parish, front left, and her husband James Murray, front right, with children and parents forming a giant heart at the rally.

11:08am Wednesday 25th May 2011

BRITAIN’S top heart expert says children’s heart surgery should stay in Southampton.

Hundreds join child heart surgery rally

Daily Echo: Hundreds join child heart surgery rally

6:33pm Tuesday 24th May 2011

HUNDREDS of campaigners have packed Guildhall Square this afternnon to show heath bosses the strength of feeling driving the fight to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton.

Over 110,000 back Echo campaign to save heart unit

Daily Echo: The Have A Heart campaign bus advert is unveiled at Empress Rd bus depot watched by campaign supporters.

9:26am Tuesday 24th May 2011

ON the day hundreds of campaigners were due to take to the streets to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton, the Daily Echo can reveal that more than 100,000 people are backing their fight.

Join rally to save the heart unit

Daily Echo: Sarah Parish stars as Jenny Bremner in Monroe (ITV, 9pm)

7:05pm Monday 23rd May 2011

THIS IS your chance to make a difference. That is the message from actress Sarah Parish who is calling on you to help save children’s heart surgery in Southampton and join her as she takes the fight to the streets of the city.

Call to join rally for cardiac unit

Daily Echo: An earlier demonstration to save the unit outside Southampton General.

11:45am Wednesday 18th May 2011

Camapigners fighting to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton will stage a mass rally to confront visiting health bosses next week.

Ex-Saints have big hearts

Daily Echo: Members of Ex Saints show their support for the Daily Echo Have a Heart Campaign – from left – Hughie Fisher, Matt Le Tissier, Nicky Banger, David Hughes, Francis Benali and Mike Thew.

4:59pm Friday 6th May 2011

LE GOD has joined the fight to save children’s heart surgery in Southampton.



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