Advertisement

Heart unit battle: Latest

The Government played no part in the decision to suspend children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary, peers were told today.

View all 16 updates ›

Leeds heart unit campaign responds to professor's remarks

Campaigners fighting to retain children's heart surgery in Leeds, have responded angrily to comments from a medical expert.

Professor Sir Roger Boyle, who is a former Government advisor, 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.

The NHS Medical Director for the North of England, Mike Bewick, has stepped into the debate saying if he had children who were in this position, he would have 'no doubt' he would take them to Leeds.

Meanwhile, Leeds children's heart unit campaigner Sharon Cheng gave this response to Professor Sir Roger Boyle's remarks:

More top news