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Plans have been announced to build a new £2 million centre where parents can stay when their children are having heart surgery at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
The proposed centre is being seen as a sign of confidence in the future of the Children's Heart Unit at the hospital.
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The chief executive of Newcastle Hospitals Foundation Trust says a new campaign to build a "home from home" at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle shows confidence in the future of the heart unit, which is being looked at as part of a nationwide review by the Health Department.
Sir Leonard Fenwick said: "Parents and their supporters choose to come to Newcastle because of the outcomes and the breadth of service."
A campaign is being launched to fund a new two million pound 'Home from Home' at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.
The accommodation will benefit families of children who are being treated at the hospital's specialist heart unit.
The funding drive is being launched in partnership by the Sick Children's Trust and the Children's Heart Unit fund.