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.
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.