- Tyne Tees
North Yorkshire County Council reacts to yesterday's High Court decision
Heart surgery facilities for both children and adults should continue to be offered at hospitals in Newcastle and Leeds, and not “rationalised” along the lines proposed by the NHS, according to the chairman of North Yorkshire County Council’s Scrutiny of Health Committee.
Children's heart surgery is set to resume at Leeds General Infirmary after days of uncertainty over its future.
A health expert from the North East says an argument about the future of children's heart services in our region has wasted time and money.
The Children's Heart Federation says the interests of management at the LGI have been "put ahead of critically ill children".