Children's heart surgery resumes at Leeds hospital

Children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary resumed today, less than two weeks after all operations were abruptly suspended.

Concern had been raised over figures showing a high death rate at the unit but that data was discredited.

Now children are being operated on once again, as Damon Green reports.

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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.