Change of heart over surgery suspension

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Suspension of plans to end heart surgery at a hospital which treats South Holland children have been welcomed.

A review into the decision to close the children’s heart units at three hospitals, including Glenfield in Leicester, was commissioned by the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt following referral from Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee.It followed a campaign from parents of children treated at Glenfield, who feared longer journeys to distant hospitals

Scrutiny committee chairman Coun Christine Talbot said: “This is the best outcome we could have hoped for.

“I’m delighted that for the moment surgery can continue while these plans are looked at again.”