LHM is calling upon children with half a heart to star in a new film

Calling all children with half a heart! Children with half a working heart look normal on the outside, but on the inside lies a very special heart. Your special heart has to work much harder than a normal child’s, and this is why you get more breathless than your friends. Having half a heart makes … Continued

British Bake off contestant creates exclusive recipe for LHM

Sandy Docherty, a Great British Bake Off contestant in 2015, has produced an exclusive biscuit recipe for the heart charity Little Hearts Matter (LHM) for their Handmade Hearts fundraiser. Little Hearts Matter is a small but national UK charity dedicated to helping families when their baby has been diagnosed with half a working heart. The … Continued

Answers from NHS England re Restructure of Congenital Cardiac Services

As promised here are the comments and answers that were discussed by the NHS England Review team meeting last Friday An NHS Panel took questions about the possible forthcoming changes to the provision of congenital heart disease in England. Jonathan Fielden – Director of Specialist Commissioning Will Huxter – Regional Director for Specialist Commissioning and … Continued

The patients and families voice

On Friday 29th July Suzie is presenting at an NHS England implementation meeting. The aims of her talk are to highlight areas that families feel are imperative when planning the future of congenital cardiac services in England. Click here to view the presentation. Many LHM families will recognise comments and statements that they have contributed to the LHM … Continued

Birmingham Bullring announces Little Hearts Matter as their Charity of the Year

Little Hearts Matter  is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as the Birmingham Bullring’s Charity of the Year for 2016/2017. With a footfall of 35 million per year, the Bullring is one of the UK’s most successful shopping centres and we are thrilled about this new partnership. As the shopping centre’s exclusive charity partner … Continued

The NHS England Congenital Cardiac Review report

Many LHM members know that over the past four years there has been a major review of children’s and adults congenital cardiac services in England. Having learnt from the mistakes of past reviews this time NHS England worked to make sure that patients, families and their representatives were involved in the review from the beginning. … Continued

LHM comments on the the Independent Review of Children’s Cardiac Services at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Little Hearts Matter has commented on the Independent Review of Children’s Cardiac Services at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, published on 30th June 2016. Please click here to view the report. The Bristol Children’s Hospital team have recognised that their patients and families may have questions or need support following the report being published. Here is a … Continued

LHM goes to Cardiff

On 14th May, Little Hearts Matter went to the National Museum in Cardiff to meet families located in South Wales. Suzie Hutchinson, Chief Executive at Little Hearts Matter said: “We spent a lovely two days in Cardiff. Thank you to the great team at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for welcoming us. We had a great opportunity … Continued

LHM fills all Ride100 places!

We are delighted to announce that we have filled all of our Ride100 places! We have 10 brilliant riders who will be cycling 100 miles for those with only half a working heart. Click here for more information about Ride100.

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