Leeds adult heart surgery threat

Adult heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary is under threat as it's emerged that if the children's unit closed, adult services would go the same way.

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Care Quality Commission: We support decision to suspend surgery at LGI

The Care Quality Commission, who were in discussions with Leeds General Infirmary about the suspension of heart surgery at the hospital, have said they "support" the decision.

We support the Trust's decision to carry out a review of their children's heart surgery unit and to put existing activity on hold pending the outcome of the review.

"We are in close contact with the trust to ensure effective arrangments are in place to protect the safety and welfare of patients during the period of of the review. We are monitoring the situation extremely closely and will not hesitate to take regulatory action if we believe this is required.

– Spokesman for the Care Quality Commission

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