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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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Closure of Leeds children's heart unit a 'prudent step'

The NHS has defended its decision to suspend surgery at a Leeds hospital's children's cardiac unit, calling it a "prudent, precautionary step".

Leeds General Infirmary's children's cardiac unit was suspended last week Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

NHS England said the unit would be reopened pending a review of "mortality data", "concerns and complaints" and staffing.

It said the review aimed to assess whether the unit was "of a standard consistent with other units in the country".

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