Heart unit battle: Latest

The Government played no part in the decision to suspend children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary, peers were told today.

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Experts disagree over children's heart services

The battle over the future of children's heart services has taken a new twist, with public disagreement between leading experts.

A former Government advisor has said he would not send his own daughter for heart surgery in Leeds, but would choose Newcastle.

Following the comment, NHS England stepped in to reassure parents. The Medical Director for the North of England told ITV News Tyne Tees he would have 'no doubt' about using the Leeds unit.

Both facilities are under review as part of a nationwide shake-up.

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