Press Releases & Statements

Press releases and statements issued by Children's Heart Federation.
21 May 2013

21/05/13 - News Release – SHOREDITCH ACCOUNTANTS MADE CHARITY DRAGON BOAT RACE A ROARING SUCCESS

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release   SHOREDITCH ACCOUNTANTS MADE CHARITY DRAGON BOAT RACE A ROARING SUCCESS Staff from Shoreditch accountancy firm, PJ Marks & Co LLP, tackled the Thames to raise money for children with heart conditions at the Children’s Heart Federation’s annual Dragon Boat Race. The local business sponsored the event at which hundreds […]

21 May 2013

21/05/13 - News Release – MARTINEZ & PARTNERS WERE A ROARING SUCCESS AT CHARITY DRAGON BOAT RACE

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release    MARTINEZ & PARTNERS WERE A ROARING SUCCESS AT CHARITY DRAGON BOAT RACE Basingstoke insurance brokers, Martinez and Partners won a charity boat race held to raise money for children with heart conditions. Their team of 13, dressed as superheroes, beat 11 other teams competing at the Children’s Heart Federation’s annual […]

20 May 2013

20/05/13 - CHF’S DRAGON BOAT RACE WAS A ROARING SUCCESS

Around 70 children with heart conditions and their families joined hundreds of supporters at the Children’s Heart Federation’s Annual Dragon Boat Race fundraiser at Surrey Docks Water Sports Centre. Twelve teams tackled the Thames in dragon boats to raise money for children with heart conditions. The race was won by a team dressed as superheroes […]

13 May 2013

13/05/13 - News Release – Parents urged to ‘Think HEART’ to save their baby’s life

Embargoed until: Monday 13th May 2013   PARENTS URGED TO ‘THINK HEART’ TO SAVE THEIR BABY’S LIFE DURING CHILDREN’S HEART WEEK During Children’s Heart Week (13th– 19th May), parents are being urged to check for warning signs of heart problems experienced by their children and follow life-saving guidance issued by the UK’s leading children’s heart […]

09 Apr 2013

09/04/13 - Comment on LGI surgery phased re-start 09/04/2013

The Children’s Heart Federation welcomes the reassurance that immediate safety issues in respect of paediatric cardiac surgery have been resolved. We understand that surgery will be phased in gradually over the next month starting with the lower-risk cases. We feel that it would help many parents to have an explanation as to what this means, […]

05 Apr 2013

05/04/13 - Statement: Lifting of the suspension of pediatric heart surgery at LGI

For Immediate Release Following the news about the lifting of the suspension of pediatric heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary the Children’s Heart Federation would like to issue the following statement: CHF fully supported the decision to suspend pediatric heart  surgery at Leeds General Infirmary because of safety concerns at the unit.  CHF supports the aim to reinstate surgery […]

02 Apr 2013

02/04/13 - CHF Followup Comment on Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Leeds Children’s Hospital

The news regarding the suspension of surgical services at Leeds is very worrying especially to the parents and children who are due to have surgery in the next few weeks. We understand that all the families affected are being contacted individually by the Trust and we hope that by now that has happened – although […]

28 March 2013

28/03/13 - CHF Comment on Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Leeds Children’s Hospital

For immediate release  28th March 2013   Children’s Heart Federation is deeply saddened by the announcement that paediatric heart surgery is being suspended at Leeds Children Hospital. Our thoughts are with the heart children and their families who have not received the quality of treatment they needed and deserved. We hope that the suspension of […]

28 March 2013

28/03/13 - Statement – Safe and Sustainable High Court Decision of 27/03/2013

Yesterday the Court recognised the need for the NHS to continue its plan to improve services for children with congenital heart disease in order to ensure that services are safe and sustainable in the future, however the judge did rule that one part of the process was ‘unfair’.   While CHF acknowledge the Court’s decision we […]

07 Mar 2013

07/03/13 - Safe & Sustainable – CHF Comment re: Judicial Review Judgement 7/3/2013

We are disappointed that this decision will result in further delays to the establishment of the new children’s heart care network, adding to the considerable anxiety that some families of children with a heart problem have been living under for many months now. Uncertainty about the final configuration of surgical and cardiology centres is now […]

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