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.

View all 96 updates ›

Department of Health: suspension was right

The Department of Health has said there were "serious concerns" over patient safety last week and the decision to suspend surgery at the Leeds General Infirmary was right.

A spokesman said: "The key consideration must always be patient safety. We support NHS England and the Trust in their decision to suspend surgery last week on the basis that there were serious concerns that needed to be investigated.

"If the trust and the regulators are content that these concerns can now be explained or addressed then we would support a joint decision to resume surgery."

More on this story