08 Jul 2016

Leeds City Council statements about Children's Heart Unit

Health Wellbeing

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, said:

“I welcome the news that NHS England is confirming that a full range of Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) services for children and adults should continue to be provided from Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

“For families, staff and the wider community the news ends a long period of doubt. Many people have worked extremely hard to ensure Leeds retains this work, and I want to pay tribute to them all for their commitment and stalwart support for the campaign to keep a full range of CHD services in the city.”

Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, and Chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board, said:

“Leeds has a wide variety of excellent health and care services, and I am delighted NHS England has recognised that the good quality work at Leeds Teaching Hospitals for both children and adults with congenital heart disease should continue.

“Support for the unit has come from across the political spectrum, as well as from across the whole community. I am very pleased this decision has been made and families across Leeds and beyond will continue to have access to these vital services.”

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