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Royal Brompton Hospital to lose child heart unit

The Royal Brompton Hostpital has lost the battle to save its children heart surgery unit.

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Royal Brompton Hospital to lose child heart unit

The Royal Brompton Hospital has lost the battle to save its children heart surgery unit.

The closure of the Royal Brompton unit is part of plans aimed at streamlining paediatric heart services. Credit: ITN

The pioneering hopsital in Chelsea has been warned that such services will now be concentrated at two other hospitals - Great Ormond Street and the Evelina.

The defeat is the end of a long campaign, which was fought all the way to the Court of Appeal by campaigners hoping to save it.

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