Children’s heart surgery might restart at Leeds next week

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 05 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2204
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Children’s cardiac surgery at Leeds General Infirmary may resume the week beginning 8 April if a full analysis of data and a review by independent expert clinicians over the weekend indicate that the service is safe.

A joint statement from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and NHS England said that agreement was reached on 4 April “to work together to restart surgery on the site early next week subject to independent assurance of concerns raised.”

The announcement follows a “risk summit” including representatives of the trust, NHS England, the NHS Trust Development Authority, and the Care Quality Commission. All …

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