The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has told parliament that a review of children's heart surgery units across the UK was based on flawed analysis.
Jeremy Hunt did not make clear what impact this will have on Southampton General Hospital's heart unit.
The government still insists that larger specialist centres are needed improve the quality of children's heart surgery in the UK.
The Health Secretary insisted that the suspension was not 'a mandate for the status quo' and that NHS England would 'not seek to go over old ground over the past five years'.
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