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How Safe Is Leeds Children's Heart Unit?

How safe is Leeds Children's Heart Unit? An Inside Out investigation.

Paul Murphy investigates the children's heart unit in Leeds which is under threat of closure. He asks the people at the centre of the story what really happened when surgery was suspended due to safety concerns and tries to get to the truth about death rates at the unit.

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 1 Jul 2013 19:30
BBC One Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire only

NHS deaths expert would avoid Leeds

NHS deaths expert would avoid Leeds

A leading expert on hospital mortality data has told the BBC he would not send his child to the Leeds children's heart unit because of its death rates.


Prof Sir Brian Jarman of the Dr Foster research group at Imperial College said mortality rates for planned operations at Leeds were the worst in England.


Read the full story on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
PresenterPaul Murphy
ProducerNicola Addyman