The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu visited the Leeds children's heart unit today to lead prayers with patients and staff.
It comes after surgery was suspended following claims of high death rates, something doctors there say is "inaccurate and misleading."
Staff at the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman hospital in Newcastle are preparing to take referrals whilst an investigation takes place.
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".