It has emerged that if the proposals to close the children's heart surgery unit at Leeds General Infirmary are approved, surgery for adults born with heart defects will also end.
The news comes as it was revealed the process to decide the unit's future has cost the taxpayer millions of pounds. Sally Simpson reports.
NHS England and the Care Quality Commission have confirmed that Children’s Heart Surgery Services at Leeds General Infirmary are safe.
Children's heart surgery is set to resume at Leeds General Infirmary after days of uncertainty over its future.
The Children's Heart Federation says the interests of management at the LGI have been "put ahead of critically ill children".