Media Coverage

Welcome to the The Children's Heart Federation's news archive. This page will soon be populated with up to date information on where the UK's number one children's heart charity have been featured in press.
18 Jul 2013

18/07/13 - Direct 365 – Defibrillators For Schools

How often do you check your first aid provisions, or know of the first aid provisions in your childs school? Do they simply have a little green box, locked in a cupboard, aside one of a few qualified first aiders? Is it kept in a room that hasn’t been opened since the new guy mistook […]

11 Jul 2013

12/07/13 - BBC Breakfast – Pulse Oximetry Feature

Aired 11/07/2013.  Report by Ben Moore of the BBC. Interview with Julie Wooton, Chair of CHF.  

14 Jun 2013

14/06/13 - Halifax Courier – Heart services process re-evaluated

NHS officials have been ordered to re-evaluate the streamlining of children’s heart surgery services after the decision to close three units, including in Leeds, was deemed to be flawed. Plans to shut the units in Leeds, Leicester and west London were put on hold by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after an independent review suggested that the consultation […]

14 Jun 2013

14/06/13 - Gazette Live – Teesside families frustration over children’s heart surgery decision

Teesside families today spoke of their frustration as children’s heart surgery units face further uncertainty Teesside families today spoke of their frustration as children’s heart surgery units face further uncertainty. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday suspended plans to close three units in Leeds, Leicester and west London. The move once again calls into question the […]

12 Jun 2013

13/06/13 - The Independent – Fury at Jeremy Hunt’s U-turn on child heart units

It has taken a dozen years, involved one of the worst scandals in the NHS’s history and involved five reports. But today, the national plan to concentrate children’s heart surgery in fewer centres for safety reasons was torn up and its architects sent back to the drawing board. The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced in […]

12 Jun 2013

13/06/13 - Mirror – NHS child heart surgery review to start all over again after five years and £6m spent

The five-year probe into the 10 existing units, which has already cost taxpayers more than £6million, will start all over again   The head of a major medical charity last today warned kids are at risk after a bid to improve children’s heart surgery collapsed. Children’s Heart Federation chief Anne Keatley-Clarke hit out after the […]

09 May 2013

09/05/13 - Press Clipping – Dean’s charity is close to his heart.

                                                n.b the image on the bottom right is Alex Smith not Anne Keatley Clarke.

27 Feb 2013

27/02/13 - Worcester Standard – Mum’s plea for screening tests on newborns

A MUM of two whose daughter is facing open heart surgery has urged health chiefs to introduce a potentially life-saving screening test on all newborn babies. Joanna Dobson, from Warndon Villages, is pushing for the Pulse Oximetry test – which measures oxygen levels in the blood – to become a standard procedure in delivery suites […]

19 Feb 2013

19/02/13 - Medical News Today – MPs, clinicians and patients are uniting to drive change for patients on long-term warfarin

A simple self-monitoring test could reduce the risk of stroke by half in thousands of people who currently take warfarin to prevent blood clots. Better access to self-monitoring of international normalized ratio (INR) levels, which measures how long it takes blood to form a clot, could also lower mortality rates by nearly two fifths,[1] reduce the number of complications […]

13 Feb 2013

13/02/13 - The Yorkshire Times – “Give Vital Screening Test To All Babies” Says Children’s Heart Charity

Pulse Oximetry is a test carried out using a small device which measures the oxygen levels in the blood. Currently some mothers receive this test after childbirth, but their children do not necessarily receive the test as well. This is despite an overwhelming amount of evidence which points to the possible benefits of doing the […]

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