Health minister: Heart surgery review "independent of Government"

This is an extremely emotive and complex area and a matter of real concern to the patients and families and those who work in this area.

Ensuring paediatric heart surgery services across the country are safe and deliver the very best outcomes for children in the future is what we all want.The Safe and Sustainable review of children’s congenital heart services was a NHS review independent of Government. It is now for the JCPCT and from 1 April the NHSCB to consider the court’s ruling.

– Health Minister Anna Soubry

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Campaigners win heart unit bid

Campaigners from Leeds have won a High Court challenge over proposed changes to children's heart surgery services in England.