The NHS Trust which runs the Bristol Children's hospital has responded to the news that an inquiry will be held into the deaths of children after heart surgery.
"University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust welcomes the Independent Review into children's cardiac services in Bristol. We hope that this review will restore trust and confidence in the service, which has learnt much from the experiences of these families."
– UH Bristol NHS Trust Spokesman
The inquiry follows a meeting in Bristol on Friday between Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, and families of some of the children who died.
"Despite many positive developments in the service over the last two years, a small number of families continue to express concerns about the care provided to their children and the quality of the service today. We hope that this independent review will restore their confidence in the service by demonstrating that their concerns have been understood by the Trust, and importantly, acted upon."
An independent review is to be held into a hospital's paediatric cardiac unit following concern about its treatment of newborn babies and young children who died or suffered complications.
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of NHS England, confirmed the inquiry will take place at Bristol Children's Hospital, which is accused of a catalogue of neglect and mistreatment of babies and children with heart problems.
He said Sir Ian Kennedy, a lawyer who specialises in the law and ethics of healthcare, has agreed in principle to oversee the review.
Students at the University of Bristol are holding a 24 hour gaming event. Pupils are being invited to bring their phones, laptops or board games to the student union and donate money or get sponsored to play for 25 hours. All the money raised will go to the Bristol Children's Hospital.