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The Leeds Hospitals NHS Trust they have taken the decision to temporarily pause children's congenital cardiac surgery and associated interventions while a review is conducted, a process they aim to complete in around three weeks.
The Care Quality Commission says it supports the decision.
The Leeds Hospitals NHS Trust has confirmed that children's heart surgery has been suspended with immediate effect. the Chief Executive has apologised to the parents and families affected.
All children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary has been suspended with immediate effect.
The decision has been taken after discussions with the NHS Commissioning Board and the Care Quality Commission.
The suspension of both adult and children's surgery follows a number of claims, including some relating to patient outcomes.
Prof Sir Roger Boyle, from the NHS Safe and Sustainable Review, the body tasked with deciding which heart units should stay open.
A High Court judge has ruled that plans to move children's heart surgery from Leeds to Newcastle must be put on hold.
It follows a ruling earlier this month that the consulation process was unlawful.
Both sides will now be given the chance to put their case to the decision makers once again.
However, while it is a minor victory for campaigners in Leeds, parents and surgeons in Newcastle say that the delay will cost lives.
You can watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has released a statement after the High Court today passed a judgement determining the need for further consultation about the future of children's heart services in the region.
Leslie Hamilton has been involved with the Safe and Sustainable review since the outset.
A cardiac surgeon, he spent 15 years working in the children's heart unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
Mr Hamilton told ITV News that this was always going to be a difficult decision - but it is a decision that is being made to provide the best possible care.
Ivan Hollingsworth's son Seb is a heart patient at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.
Mr Hollingsworth has campaigned vigorously for the unit in Newcastle to remain open, but told ITV News that the focus should be on the children who desperately need the heart services rather than whether it is Leeds or Newcastle who keep their unit.
Sir Neil McKay CB, Chair of the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts, said:
A High Court judge has quashed part of an NHS consultation process to decide the future of children's heart surgery in Leeds. Mrs Justice Nicola Davies acted after recently ruling that the process was legally flawed in relation to the decision to close the unit at Leeds General Infirmary.
The judge said aspects of the Leeds consultations, including a failure to make relevant information available to consultees, was "ill judged". But she stressed she was only quashing "one part" of the JCPCT decision so that there could be "re-consultation and reconsideration" over the Leeds closure.
The judge emphasised that she was not ordering that the whole consultation process had to return to the start. Her decision was a qualified victory for Save Our Surgery (SOS), which represents some 600,000 residents in the Leeds area fighting to keep their unit open.
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