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Ex-heart tsar's Leeds safety fear

The government's former heart tsar has said he would not send his own daughter for treatment at Leeds General Infirmary's child cardiac unit. Low-risk operations have resumed there after surgery was suspended over concerns about the death rates.

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Leeds children's heart surgery to restart

Leeds General Infirmary Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A children's heart unit is set to restart at Leeds General Infirmary after being suspended over patient care concerns.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust will work with other agencies, including NHS England, the NHS Trust Development Authority and the Care Quality Commission to provide "sufficient assurance" that the unit is ready to reopen.

In a statement, Maggie Boyle, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “I am extremely confident that this service is safe and effective and should recommence at the earliest opportunity. I want partner organisations to be as confident in the service as I am."

The children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary has remained suspended for the past week.

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