Campaigners fighting to keep children's heart surgery at Glenfield hospital in Leicester are celebrating a High Court ruling which they say strengthens their case.
A judge says the decision to concentrate care in just seven regional centres including Birmingham is "fundamentally flawed". It could mean the whole process has to start all over again.
It is a campaign that has already stretched from Leicester to London. Parents worried that stopping children's heart operations at Glenfield and transferring the pioneering ECMO unit to Birmingham would add to their stress and trauma.
Today in the High Court fellow campaigners fighting to keep open a unit in Leeds won a court victory. A judge has determined that the process by which health bosses picked which units to keep and which to close was flawed.
But there is a way to go yet. More hurdles to cross, relief though at Glenfield.
Three-year-old Albert Tansey from Burbage in Leicestershire relies on Glenfield. His father welcomes today's court ruling.
The Review body says fewer larger centres will save more babies lives and that having to travel further distances can be accommodated.
The next stage in the process is at the end of March.