Fight continues over heart units

Parents fighting to get treatment for their seriously ill children have revealed how they were denied a referral to their hospital of choice. It comes as two northern hospitals continue to battle over the future of their children's heart units.

Full Report: Fight continues over heart units

Tonight, ITV News brought you the exclusive story of the parents fighting to get the best treatment for their seriously ill children - and being denied a referral to the hospital of their choice.

The children were being treated for life threatening heart conditions at Leeds General Infirmary, but when their parents became dissatisfied with their care, they were told that they could not have a referral to Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

The two hospitals are locked in a battle over the future of their children's heart units. Under NHS plans, one of them will have to close.

You can see the full report from Ben Chapman below.

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