BREAKING: New review into Children's Heart Surgery Unit decision

The Health Secretary has ordered a review into a controversial decision to close three children's heart surgery units, including one in Leeds.

Jeremy Hunt has asked the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to carry out a review into the decision to close the units at Leeds General Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital in Leicester and the Royal Brompton in Chelsea in west London.

The panel will decide by February whether it believes the recommendations to close the units will streamline paediatric heart services. The panel will decide by February whether it believes the recommendations to close the units will streamline paediatric heart services.

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