We wish to inform our members, partners and the ECHO community that Samantha Johnson, our Chief Executive, contracted COVID-19 during the Christmas holidays. Whilst Sam has been very unwell she is fortunately beginning to feel better and has not required medical attention, instead recuperating at home.
2020 has challenged us all in unexpected ways and we are proud that we are still here to help and connect members of the heart community. In our Winter 2020 newsletter we hear stories from across the ECHO heart community about their year and share how you can help heart families now and into 2021.
Important update on expected changes at Evelina London Children's Hospital and Royal Brompton & Harefield.
ECHO are very excited to announce that from today, Monday 10th August, a dedicated cardiac psychology room and play space ‘The Lodge’ is open at Evelina London Children's Hospital.
77 ECHO members from across the country, all supported by ECHO and treated by the Evelina London Cardiac Team, are featured in the #1in100 music video appeal to raise awareness and vital funding to help other children with heart conditions.
Exciting plans have been announced to provide life-changing care for more children and young people at Evelina London.
ECHO families have joined together to thank the Evelina London Cardiology team by sharing photos of their heart heroes for a large banner display in front of the ECHO office, opposite the hospital.
From 20 May 2020 in England organ donation is changing to an 'opt out' system. This is a major change that will save lives, and is an issue many families have campaigned about for many years.
ECHO has been collaborating on projects led by Cellule Studio and King's College London, here's a summary of the projects which look at developing new technologies to treat heart conditions.
ECHO member and heart Dad Pete is launching a new single 'Hope' - written while his daughter was in intensive care after being born with congenital heart disease.