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 'has capacity to receive cases' from other parts of country

The chief executive of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed the Freeman hospital does have capacity to deal with cases from other parts of the country.

Sir Leonard Fenwick said: "‘There is capacity, albeit finite, to receive cases from elsewhere in the UK as we do and always have done on a daily basis, and this does include the North of England and Yorkshire."

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