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Child heart op unit shake-up: 'Relief' in Newcastle

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

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

Newcastle's Freeman Hospital is home to one of the seven treatment centres that will remain open - a decision that was greeted with joy and relief by parents and staff there.

  • 04 Jul 2012