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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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Glenfield review costs reach £8m

The costs of a review into the future of children's heart surgeries including Glenfield Hospital has reached £8m Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

More than £8m has been spent on the review into the future of children's heart surgeries which includes Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

It follows the decision in July to cut the number of hospitals offering surgery for children with heart problems from eleven to seven.

The costs of the review were revealed in a Parliamentary question from Loughborough MP, Stuart Andrew, answered by Health Minister Anna Soubry.

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