The National Health Director Sir Bruce Keogh has defended the timing of the closure of Leeds General Infirmary children's heart surgery.
Sir Bruce said, "I agree the timing looks bad...but I have to act irrespective of hoe inconvenient it is, how awkward it is or suspicious it looks. The public would expect that of me."
The Archbishop of York has spoken out against the controversial decision to suspend a children's congenital heart surgery unit in Leeds.
Questions have been raised over the halting of a heart surgery in a unit in Leeds which had only recently survived closure plans.