Decision on children's heart services "must be made quickly"

A medical expert from the North East says a decision must be made quickly about the future of children's heart services in this region.

Former president of The Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health Prof Sir Alan Craft said an ongoing argument could be putting young lives at risk.

Last week a High Court Judge quashed an earlier decision to close the unit in Leeds and move surgery to Newcastle.


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.