On 4th July 2012 a report was published concluding that children requiring heart surgery in England and Wales would be better served by concentrating expertise in 7 hospitals. One of which is the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. Implementation of this report has been repeatedly delayed, resulting in an environment that is uncertain and may lead to unnecessary suffering and deaths in children with Congenital Heart Defects.
Please support the implementation of the report by supporting the e-petition.
Once an e-petition has 100,000 signatures, it can be considered for debate in the House of Commons. Please forward the link to as many of your family, friends, and colleagues as you can.
The Children's Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) is a charity close to Transcendit's heart as it was founded in 1979 by Anne Scott, mother of Transcendit Director Dave. It was formed after the death of Dave's sister Lesley Anne who was born with the same congenital heart defect that had claimed the life of her sister, and Anne’s first daughter, Lisa.
CHUF aims to keep the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle at the forefront of children’s cardiac care. It raises money to buy equipment, facilities, childcare, pay salaries and fund research for the Children’s Heart Unit and PICU. Funds go towards helping the doctors, nurses and carers give the best care for the children and their families.
Transcendit are very proud to sponsor CHUF and to do everything we can to assist them.