SEEING their son fight for his life has prompted a Grantham family to plead with others to back a bid to keep children’s cardiac services at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
The hospital is the nearest facility for families in this area, and its future is being put at risk by changes to the NHS.
Glenfield was “amazing” in caring for Leo Moore, now 2. Days after he was born, a midwife referred him to Grantham Hospital after he became jaundice. Doctors found just 60 per cent oxygen was working through his body.
After being rushed to Glenfield, Leo was diagnosed with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Dad Dean, 28, said: “Basically, his heart was plumbed up wrong.”
Following a major heart operation, Leo is on the mend.
Mum Jodie, 28, said: “You don’t think it will happen to you but it can. Please vote.”
Glenfield features only in Option A in NHS consultation document ‘Safe and Sustainable’. To make your vital vote, visit www.uhl-tr.nhs.uk