Cost of Leeds children's heart surgery review revealed

Stuart Andrew MP has asked questions in the House of Commons about the costs for the review of children's heart surgery at Leeds and the decision-making process to date.

Costs incurred by NHS Specialised Services on the Safe and Sustainable review of children's heart services in England and Wales and the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts decision-making process, to March 2013.

  • Legal costs for the judicial review case brought by Save Our Surgery Ltd £301,000
  • External communications consultants £1,740,000
  • Other costs incurred (from 2009-10 to 2012-13) £6,036,000

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