Children's heart unit battle

Newcastle's Freeman Hospital is taking on extra referrals because children's heart surgery is suspended at Leeds General Infirmary.

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Full Report: Heart unit review confirmed after High Court decision

Specialists at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle say they are confident it will still become the regional centre for children's heart surgery despite a High Court decision which has ruled that the consultation process was unlawful.

The decision had previously recommended the children's heart surgery unit at Leeds should close.

The recommendation prompted a legal challenge from campaigners in Leeds which was launched alongside a separate independent review from a panel - which was ordered by the health secretary.

Watch the full report from our correspondent Rachel Bullock below.

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