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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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Freeman will receive referrals from Leeds

In yet another twist to the saga over children's heart services, all child heart operations have been suspended at Leeds General Infirmary.

The decision was made tonight after questions were raised over mortality rates. Newcastle's Freeman hospital has told ITV News Tyne Tees that it will receive referrals from Leeds with immediate effect.

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