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Children's heart unit review

Plans to close three children's heart surgery units were suspended by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today. Addressing the House of Commons he said the review was based on "flawed analysis"

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Plea to Jeremy Hunt from Glenfield campaigners

Protesters plea to Hunt Credit: ITV Central News

Campaigners protesting today in Leicester were hoping for a u-turn. The new Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has promised an initial review into the decision to relocate children's heart surgery services to Birmingham.

Fourteen-year-old Joseph Mann had two heart valve operations at Glenfield. His message to Mr Hunt was:

"Look over it properly. Look at everything. The experts, the reviews, everything. Look at it all properly."

His mother said,

"We're hoping that something new can be brought to light, and he'll reconsider."

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