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Royal Brompton Loses Appeal

The Court of Appeal has decided that NHS consultations over the future of children's heart services were lawful. The Royal Brompton Hospital launched a legal challenge, after the review led to proposals that their kids' heart unit should be closed.

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Royal Brompton loses appeal: the latest from the High Court

Campaigners fighting to save a children's heart surgery unit have been left disappointed after the Court of Appeal ruled that consultations which proposed its closure were lawful.

Bosses at the Royal Brompton in Chelsea now fear that, if the current plans are approved, the future of the entire hospital could be under threat.

But those involved in the planning say no final decision has yet been made.

Liz Wickham has sent this report.

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