NHS England will back heart unit

NHS England backed the decision to suspend surgery last week. They now say they will back the children's heart unit when surgery resumes next week.

The risk summit today has been extremely useful in moving a difficult situation forwardconstructively. We will play our full part in supporting the safe re-opening of the service at the earliest opportunity."

– Mike Bewick, Deputy Medical Director for NHS England

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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.