Over recent weeks, whilst experts have clearly stated that up to 50 children will lose their lives as a result of the measure, more than 64,000 people have signed an e-petition calling for the decision to be reversed.
Regrettably the then Health Secretary maintained a stance that closure would go ahead.
This week however those campaigning against the closure, of which I admit I am a relative latecomer, were dealt a glimmer of hope.
The appointment of a new Secretary of State for Health in the shape of Jeremy Hunt means that there is a real opportunity for Government to take a fresh look at the decision and hopefully listen to the views of local people.
On Tuesday 18th September North West Leicestershire District Council will gather for its next scheduled meeting.
I have taken the opportunity to table the following motion to Council:
I truly hope that local politicians of all parties can put partisan views to one side to stand united in calling for lifesaving common sense to prevail.
I would strongly urge all councils in Leicester and Leicestershire to consider a similar motion.
Together councillors of all parties can stand united with local people and maybe by putting our collective civic weight behind the call we can have a positive effect in Mr Hunt reconsidering.
Anyone wishing to sign the e-petition can do so by clicking HERE.