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30 June 2015

11/06/15 - Parents Wanted: Help Improve the Communication of Surgery Outcomes for Heart Children

Are you a heart parent and would like to help us improve communicating surgery outcomes of heart children? We need to hear your ideas on how best to represent a website and it’s contents. When? Tuesday 30th June from 2:00 – 3:30pm Where? Central London *** Compensation for standard travel expenses will be provided, plus […]

21 Apr 2015

21/04/15 - Children’s Heart Federations response to NHS England’s consultation on investing in specialised services

The Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) is dedicated to helping children with congenital or acquired heart disease and their families in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is a general term used to refer to a series of birth defects affecting the heart. It is the most common type of birth congenital condition […]

2nd Apr 2015

02/04/15 - Statement in response to Open Heart online journal report

Children’s Heart Federation supports a focus on survival outcomes and measures of morbidity for heart children The Children’s Heart Federation supports the recommendation to focus on survival outcomes for heart children in a recent online report published in ‘Open Heart’. Despite the rise in the complexity of cases, the survival of children with congenital heart […]

3 Mar 2015

03/03/15 - More donor hearts needed for transplants

Increasing numbers of people in the USA are developing heart failure, while heart transplant waiting lists are becoming longer, a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals. The study shows a 32% heart donor acceptance in 2010, with older donor age, female sex, and medical conditions predicting non-acceptance of hearts from donors. […]

9 Jan 2015

09/02/15 - Heart charity calls for heart donors for children

Today (9 February) The Children’s Heart Federation is holding a Parliamentary Reception during Heart Month to raise awareness of the need for more heart donors for children and young people.  Opinion polls in the UK show the vast majority of population is in favour of organ donation but evidence shows low levels of awareness and […]

16 Dec 2014

16/12/14 - CHF Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland 2014 – a Great Success! 12-15 December 2014, Butlins Holiday Park, Bognor Regis The 2014 Winter Wonderland trip was a wonderful weekend, enjoyed by all.  CHF took 21 families away for a Christmas themed weekend at the fantastic Butlins at Bognor Regis. The weekend included the indoor water park, a Christmas banquet, ice skating, a […]

06 Nov 2014

06/11/14 - Do you want to share your experiences to help others?

Are you a parent or carer of a child with a long-term medical condition or disability  who has been ill with a flu-like illness? is a website about people’s real experiences of health and illness. We are looking for PARENTS with children who: Are 12 and under Have been ill with a flu-like illness […]

04 Nov 2014

05/11/14 - Congenital heart disease standards now translated in several languages

NHS England have produced materials to explain the consultation for the new congenital heart disease standards in:  • Polish • Punjabi • Hindi • Gujarati • Urdu • Tamil  They can be found at

29 Oct 2014

30/10/14 - Children’s Heart Federation welcomes report recommendations on heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary

News statement: 29 October 2014 The Children’s Heart Federation welcomes the recent report on heart surgery at Leeds GI (28 October 2014) and hopes that the recommendations will be taken into account when the draft standards of care for congenital heart disease, which are currently out for public consultation, are finalised. The charity is pleased […]

14 Oct 2014

14/10/14 - Children’s heart surgery to move from Belfast to Dublin

Children’s heart surgery will move to Dublin.  We appreciate that some families hoped that surgery could remain in Belfast, but we support Heartbeat NI, that this is the best option for children needing hear surgery, particularly those with complex conditions. We note that it will take 12 -18 months to put everything in place and […]

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