Don't let Royal Brompton's children's heart surgery stop A review of children's heart services in England has recommended that Royal Brompton's cardiac surgery for children should stop. This is in spite of the fact that Royal Brompton's treatment is among the safest in the country, and feedback from patients and their families is very positive.
All other services will be affected If heart surgery stops at Royal Brompton, all other services for children will follow - it simply won't be practical to carry on doing them. This is because without surgery the intensive care unit would not be busy enough to stay open, and the anaesthetists would also not have enough work to keep them occupied. But without the back-up of intensive care and anaesthesia, it won't be safe for Royal Brompton's clinical teams to do many other procedures or treat some of the most poorly children. This will affect all their patients - those with respiratory problems and those who need help with a heart condition.
Please support us by signing this petition We will present our petition, which calls for plans to end children's cardiac surgery at Royal Brompton to be abandoned, to the Prime Minister. Sign today!
You can also support us on our facebook page, which will be regularly updated with news stories, photographs and information on any events to support our campaign.
PLEASE HELP US TO FIGHT THESE PLANS. YOUR SUPPORT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
The Brompton Fountain supports families with children receiving treatment under the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust for serious heart and lung conditions. To find out more about the charity please visit our website. For further details on Royal Brompton Hospital please see the RBHT website.
We, the undersigned, agree with the content of this petition, and fully support the campaign to prevent the closure of children's heart services at Royal Brompton Hospital, which will have a devastating effect on the care of hundreds of children and their families, as well as the lives of many hundreds of adults who receive care from this wonderful hospital. Thank you.
Thank you all for signing our petition to save children's cardiac services at Royal Brompton Hospital. We have been overwhelmed by the response that we have received and appreciate all of the hard work that has been put in to spreading the word over the past few months.
We are proud to announce that the overall total of signatures (including paper and online versions) exceeded 45,000!
The petition was presented at 10 Downing Street on June 24th by parents and patients - please see our Facebook page for photographs of the day
The public consultation is ending today (July 1st) but you can still fill in the response form until this afternoon if you have not done so already at www.ipsos-mori.com/safeandsustainable
Please continue to support the campaign by writing to your MP and by joining us on Saturday July 9th when we will march from the Houses of Parliament to the Royal Brompton Hospital - followed by a family fun day with refreshments, activities and a balloon release.
Thank you again and best wishes
Trudy Nickels - Manager
The Brompton Fountain
Keep up the great work. Look what you've accomplished!
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