NHS trust at centre of surgery row to replace chief

An NHS trust at the centre of a row over children's heart surgery will replace its chief executive. Maggie Boyle will leave Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust next month.

The shake-up in management follows concerns over high mortality figures. Operations were temporarily suspended earlier this year after concerns were raised over death rates at the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be chief executive at LTHT over the past six years.

I believe the move to new management arrangements which will see a clinically led, managerially supported structure being established is absolutely the right thing to do and will have enormous benefits for patient focused care delivery.

I would like to wish the senior leaders and all of their staff all best wishes for a successful future.

– Maggie Boyle