Children's heart unit decision

The children's' heart unit at Newcastle's Freeman hospital will find out if it will stay open. It's part of Government proposals to merge units to ensure better service.

Heart services decision

Two heart units could close in the north of England Credit: ITV Border

Today is decision day for the Children's Heart Unit at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

The unit treats seriously ill children from across the country but it has been the subject of an NHS consultation, which will decide between its closure - or the closure of a unit in Leeds.

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