Children's heart unit decision

A decision is expected over the future of the children's heart unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

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Response from Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

"We would imagine that everyone who wants to see improvements in the care for children would be frustrated at another delay.

"We do recognise that national service change on this scale is a complex undertaking and we offer our full support to work with NHS England and other stakeholders going forward to ensure the benefits of whatever long overdue changes to children's heart services are necessary to provide the best possible service children and their families."

– Professor Terence Stephenson, chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

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