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New map shows coronavirus deaths in your area in Leicester and Leicestershire

A new interactive map allows people to see how many coronavirus deaths there have been in their area

Decision made to save Children’s Heart Unit at Glenfield Hospital

NHS England has decided to save the Children's Heart Unit in Glenfield Hospital at a board meeting in London today. It will remain open on the basis that they make the improvements they've promised to make, grow the number of operations at the unit and move Children's Heart Services over to the Leicester Royal Infirmary...

Free health checks for Leicestershire residents

The county council is encouraging 40 to 74-year-olds in Leicestershire to take up the opportunity of having free NHS health checks. The tests can reduce the risk of developing conditions later in life such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. The health checks are free, take less than...

Total coronavirus deaths in Leicester jumps to 37

Eleven more patients with coronavirus have died overnight at hospitals across Leicester

Over 35,000 sign petition to save Children’s Heart Surgery at Glenfield

A campaign to save children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital has received over 35,000 signatures. The online petition calls for a parliamentary discussion and review into the decision to close the Children's Heart Unit in Leicester. The petition needs 100,000 signatures to trigger the parliamentary review. The petition follows NHS England's decision not to support...

Girl needs reconstructive surgery to nose caused by battery from toy

A mother from Leicestershire is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of small batteries, after her daughter suffered devastating damage by putting a button battery in her nose. Kelsie Heath, 7, from Sileby is facing the prospect of reconstructive surgery to her nose after the battery was discovered five months after the event. The incident...

East Midlands Airport workers coronavirus fears due to shortage of protective clothing

Airport staff at East Midlands Airport have raised concerns over a lack of protective equipment as the new coronavirus continues to spread

Person in their 30s becomes youngest to die with coronavirus in Leicester Hospitals

A person in their 30s has become the youngest person to die with coronavirus at a hospital in Leicester

Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit remains at risk

A public consultation is currently underway following plans announced by NHS England last summer to stop heart surgery at Glenfield Children's Heart Unit. This is because the hospital is not meeting the target of performing 375 operations a year, in line with safety and quality targets. In 2016, Glenfield Hospital operated on 328 children and hopes...

Seven more coronavirus deaths in Leicester hospitals confirmed

Seven more patients being treated with coronavirus at Leicester Hospitals have died

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