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.

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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.