Campaigners start legal action to stop closure of Leeds children’s heart surgery unit

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 05 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6744
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Campaigners fighting to save the children’s heart surgery unit at Leeds General Infirmary have launched legal action in the High Court over the decision to close it.

Leeds is one of three units facing the axe as part of a review of children’s paediatric cardiac surgery services in England, which concluded that services should be concentrated in fewer, more specialised centres.1

The action group Save Our Surgery has applied to the High Court for permission to seek a judicial review of the decision last July by the Joint …

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