High Court heart unit battle

A new legal challenge has begun over proposals to change the provision of children's heart surgery across England - including at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

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Second day of heart unit discussion at the High Court

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.

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