Leeds heart unit talks continue

NHS England has insisted the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary remains suspended pending a review, despite claims from two local MPs about a meeting on the issue. A ban on surgery was imposed over concerns about the numbers of deaths.

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MP: NHS England has made 'about turn' on heart unit

MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has tweeted:

'No change to situation' at Leeds children's heart unit

Roger Davidson, head of media relations at NHS England, has denied claims by two MPs that the children's heart surgery unit at Leeds General Infirmary will reopen.

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'No confirmation' on lifting of heart surgery suspension

Sky News correspondent Gerard Tubb tweeted:

The Conservative MP for Pudsey, Stuart Andrew, who earlier tweeted that surgery at the unit "will be resumed", has added:

MP: Children's heart surgery unit 'will be resumed'

The Conservative MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough Stuart Andrew has tweeted that the children's heart surgery unit in Leeds "will be resumed."

The unit was shut after figures suggested that the death rates were twice as high as would be expected.

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