MP: Children's heart surgery unit 'will be resumed'

The Conservative MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough Stuart Andrew has tweeted that the children's heart surgery unit in Leeds "will be resumed."

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We are hearing that surgery will be resumed at Leeds. This is fantastic news. Credit to the staff and families... http://t.co/N2S5I163Jn

The unit was shut after figures suggested that the death rates were twice as high as would be expected.

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Leeds heart unit talks continue

NHS England has insisted the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary remains suspended pending a review, despite claims from two local MPs about a meeting on the issue. A ban on surgery was imposed over concerns about the numbers of deaths.