Fight for heart unit

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to keep a children’s heart surgery unit open are rallying support in Calderdale.

People are asked to attend a meeting on Saturday at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top to back a Save Our Surgery campaign.

The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is trying to save the children’s heart surgery unit in Leeds which could shut down under Government plans.

The NHS Safe and Sustainable review is considering four options for cuts. Only one of those options would see the Leeds centre survive.

The meeting starts at 11am and speakers include surgeons and parents of current and former patients.

People can also sign up for the Yorkshire public consultation taking place on May 10 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Anyone wanting to attend the meeting should email ch.sf@leedsth.nhs.uk or call 0113 3925907.