Leeds Children’s Heart unit – update

We reported in October that the decision to close the Leeds Children’s Heart unit had gone to review. This week the review body – the Independent Reconfiguration Panel – were in Leeds taking evidence.
170 top Yorkshire doctors presented them with a letter raising ‘serious concerns’ about the closure.
Lord Ribeiro, a member of the Panel, said: “We have come here with a completely open mind to listen and take evidence.”
“I can say quite categorically it is not a rubber stamping exercise,”
The Panel is due to report back with its conclusions in March.
These sort of reconfiguration cases raise many issues. To read an analysis by Leeds NE MP Fabian Hamilton, click here

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