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The Taxpayers Alliance has criticised the ongoing process of deciding the future of children's heart surgery in the country.
Campaigners from Yorkshire are still celebrating after yesterday's victory at the High Court when it was ruled the planned closure was based on a consultation process which was unfair and flawed. But Robert Oxley from the Taxpayers' Alliance says questions need to be answered.
Following a Judicial Review that found the consultation process leading to the proposed closure of the Children's Heart Unit in Leeds was flawed, the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts has released the following statement.
Campaigners have claimed a momentous victory in the battle to save the children's heart surgery unit in Leeds from closure.
It's the only one of its kind in the whole region. The High Court has agreed with parents and doctors that its planned closure was based on a consultation process which was unfair and flawed.
It's a lifeline for the Save Our Surgery campaigners but it doesn't guarantee that the unit will stay open.
Campaigners are celebrating victory after winning an historic legal challenge over the controversial plans to axe children's heart surgery in Leeds. The Save Our Surgery group said the consultation process was "unfair and flawed". Tina Gelder reports.
Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, said:
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A timeline of key events in the fight to save children's heart surgery at LGI.
A timeline of key events as campaigners fight to keep surgery at the Leeds heart unit. Today they are in London for the announcement.