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Judicial review of decision to close children’s heart surgery in Leeds is to go ahead despite plea to postpone it

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 23 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8017
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A High Court challenge to a decision to stop children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary is to go ahead in the new year after a judge refused a plea by the campaigning group that launched the action for it to be put on hold.

Initially, Save our Surgery filed an application for a judicial review of the decision to earmark the unit for closure as part of a move to concentrate paediatric heart …

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