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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.

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Further calls for medical bosses to be suspended

Sir Bruce Keogh, the medical director of NHS England Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are renewed calls for the Medical Director of the NHS in England to be suspended after the closure of the Leeds children's heart surgery unit.

Sir Bruce Keogh ordered that operations be stopped at the hospital last week over fears about death rates, but campaigners insisted the mortality figures were wrong. Now North East Lincolnshire Council are to discuss calling for the NHS boss's suspension.

Meanwhile independent experts will be on the wards this weekend to decide whether the unit it safe to re-open next week.

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