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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.

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"I don't care whether Newcastle stays open - I care about whether my child lives or dies"

Ivan Hollingsworth's son Seb is a heart patient at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital.

Mr Hollingsworth has campaigned vigorously for the unit in Newcastle to remain open, but told ITV News that the focus should be on the children who desperately need the heart services rather than whether it is Leeds or Newcastle who keep their unit.

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