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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BREAKING: Children's heart surgery suspended at Leeds

All children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary has been suspended with immediate effect.

The decision has been taken after discussions with the NHS Commissioning Board and the Care Quality Commission.

The suspension of both adult and children's surgery follows a number of claims, including some relating to patient outcomes.

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