Dr John Mayer was asked by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland to review existing services
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Dr John Mayer: Children's heart surgery on all-island basis 'would work'

An international expert who has advised on the future of children's heart surgery in Northern Ireland has said there is a real willingness to make an "all-island" solution work.

Dr John Mayer was asked by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland to review existing services.

Speaking to BBC News NI's Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly, he said the panel did not find there would be enough patients in Belfast to develop expertise in that area.

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