NHS England has released a statement saying 'immediate safety concerns' at the Leeds Children's Heart Surgery Unit have been addressed.
Local MPs in Leeds have called for Sir Roger Boyle to leave his role on the children's heart surgery review:
Local Conservative MP for Pudsey, Horsforth & Aireborough Stuart Andrew has called comments by Sir Roger Boyle, 'outrageous' after the Department of Health's former National Director for Heart Disease said he would not allow his own daughter to be treated at Leeds General Infirmary:
Sharon Cheng, of Save Our Surgery (SOS), which campaigned for surgery to be resumed at Leeds, said:
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has defended the re-opening of a children's heart unit after Sir Roger Boyle the Department of Health's former National Director for Heart Disease said he would not send his daughter to the unit.
The CEO of the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust has spoken out to reassure families about the children's heart surgery unit's reputation.
Children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary will begin again on Wednesday, April 10.
Campaigners who have been fighting to save the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary say they believe surgery will start again next week.
The NHS bodies that have been in talks since surgery was suspended last Thursday have released a statement saying: "Agreement was reached to work together to restart surgery on the site early next week subject to independent assurance of concerns raised."
But Sharon Cheng from the campaign group Save our Surgery says she believes the "independent assurance" is a "tick box exercise."
A mother from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, has said she is "absolutely thrilled" that the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary is set to reopen.
Jo Lancaster, whose six year old son Toby has undergone two operations on his heart at the unit, said she has never had any doubts about its safety.
Several MPs based in the Leeds area have welcomed the news that the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary is set to reopen.