Campaigners fighting to keep a children's heart surgery unit in our region say they have done everything they possibly can - and are now waiting to learn its fate.
The centre, which is based at Leeds General Infirmary, is earmarked for closure - but today supporters had their final say at the High Court as they tried to reverse that decision. Chris Kiddey has been following the day's events.
The High Court hearing that campaigners hope will overturn the decision to close children's heart surgery in Leeds is expected to conclude today. They claim the decision was flawed. A judgement is expected to be made in a few weeks' time.
Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew has described today's meeting between local MPs and the independent panel looking into the proposed closure of the Leeds children's heart unit as "fruitful". He said the panel "listened very carefully" to all the arguments for keeping the service in Leeds.
The future of children's heart surgery in the North East is being discussed again today as campaigners trying to save the unit at Leeds spend a second day at the High Court calling for a judicial review.
The NHS decided last year that the Freeman hospital in Newcastle should become a centre of excellence for the North and that services should be taken away from the unit in Leeds.