Leicester health authority is re-examining plans to move breast care, cardiac and intensive care services from the citys Glenfield Hospital, to turn it into a community hospital.

The move follows a 135,000-signature protest petition, plus a furious backlash from heart specialists, who issued a statement condemning the plans.

The HA made an initial recommendation that the services be moved to Leicester General Hospital.

But it has now decided to hold an informal public consultation and delay leaving a decision on the plans until May.