Monday, 8 April 2013

Statement on decision to resume children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Keith Wakefield said:

"I am very pleased that children’s heart surgery can resume at Leeds General Infirmary, and hope that the families of children waiting for operations can be reassured by the outcome of the independent assessment.

"Safety of the children will always be the primary concern, and I hope with this news things can now settle down and the unit can return to providing vital healthcare and saving lives. I would like to thank everyone connected with the unit for their patience, hard work and understanding during this difficult period.”

ENDS


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