Children’s heart surgery might restart at Leeds next weekBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2204 (Published 05 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2204
- Clare Dyer
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 …