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Royal Brompton review decision

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to make a statement today on the results of a review into the decision to reorganise children's cardiac services across England. The Royal Brompton in west London is one of the units earmarked for closure.

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Children's heart ops can't be done at every hospital, says PM

David Cameron in the Commons today Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Before Mr Hunt made his announcement, Prime Minister David Cameron said:

"I think we have to be frank with people that we can't expect really technical surgery - like children's heart operations, to be carried out at every hospital in the country.

"As the parent of a desperately ill child, wanting to get the best care for that child, you need to know that you're getting something that is world best.

"For really technical operations you can't get that everywhere.

"Clearly the conclusion is that this process, which started in 2008, hasn't been carried out properly so we need to make a re-start."

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