Council says Leeds and Newcastle should both have heart units

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.

– North Yorkshire County Council

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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.