Mother's worry over heart surgery treatment

Jean Johnson's 6-year-old daughter, Nikita, needs a lung and heart transplant. Her condition means that she requires long term care and since the announcement that the Children's Heart Surgery Unit in Leeds is closing, Jean fears travelling to Newcastle will have a negative impact on her health.

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Heart Unit concerns

The family of a six-year-old girl who requires long term heart and lung care are scared about having to take her long distances for treatment following the closure of the heart surgery unit in Leeds.