Belfast children’s heart surgery unit should close, says health boardBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2721 (Published 26 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2721
- Clare Dyer
Children born with congenital heart defects in Northern Ireland should have their surgery carried out in future in Dublin rather than Belfast, a report from the province’s Health and Social Care Board has recommended.
Northern Ireland’s health minister, Edwin Poots, is expected to make a final decision within a few weeks, but his approval is thought to be a formality.
Campaigners have battled to keep the surgery in Northern Ireland, and more than 80 members of the legislative assembly …