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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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Leeds children’s heart surgery to resume Wednesday

Children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary will begin again on Wednesday, April 10.

We stated on Friday that we wished to restart surgery once our partners were as confident in our staff and services as we are.

I am delighted to say we are now reopening the unit having had the quality of our service independently verified by the Care Quality Commission, NHS England and the NHS TrustDevelopment Authority following a rapid review process which took place overthe weekend.

– Maggie Boyle, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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