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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Heart campaigner: Safety assurances a 'tick box exercise'

Campaigners who have been fighting to save the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary say they believe surgery will start again next week.

The NHS bodies that have been in talks since surgery was suspended last Thursday have released a statement saying: "Agreement was reached to work together to restart surgery on the site early next week subject to independent assurance of concerns raised."

But Sharon Cheng from the campaign group Save our Surgery says she believes the "independent assurance" is a "tick box exercise."

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