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Three hospitals to stop child's heart surgery

Child heart surgery should be stopped at three of the 10 hospitals that perform the procedures, NHS bosses say.

The official review concluded the units at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary and London's Royal Brompton should stop surgery.

The review - set up on behalf of England's 151 primary care trusts - concluded expertise was spread too thinly across the health service.

However, the units will remain open to focus on care before and after surgery.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 04 Jul 2012
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