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Campaigners "Won't Give Up" Battle For Heart Unit To Re-Open

The cardiac rehabilitation centre at Danetre Community Hospital closed last April after re-organisation by the Nene Clinical Commissioning Group. They say the same facilities are available in Northampton and Kettering.

But over 1500 people have signed a petition to reopen the centre and that's been presented in the House of Commons by the town's MP Chris Heaton-Harris.

Now campaigners have organised a third public meeting.

At Danetre Hospital, reporter Tom Percival meets Viv Crouch, Chairman of the town's heart support group who used to run the centre. Stuart talks to Chris Heaton-Harris and to Chris Long, Chairman of Daventry District Council and Governor of Northampton General Hospital.

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