A parent has described comments by a medical expert over children's heart surgery in Leeds as 'brave'.
Ivan Hollingsworth was responding to remarks made by Professor Sir Roger Boyle, a former Government advisor.
The professor said he wouldn't send his own daughter for heart surgery in Leeds but would choose Newcastle instead.
Operations at the Leeds unit were recently suspended but resumed this week.
Ivan Hollingsworth, a campaigner for the Newcastle unit, welcomed the professor's intervention.
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