As a result of the NHS’s ‘Safe & Sustainable’ review of children’s heart surgery provision across the country, the Children’s Heart Surgery Unit at the Yorkshire Heart Centre in Leeds is at risk.
The unit provides specialist surgery and care to children from all over Yorkshire and the Humber.
If the unit were to close, the hundreds of children who require life-saving surgery each year would have to travel long distances – possibly hundreds of miles – to another facility. This could put those children’s lives in even greater jeopardy.
It would also cause severe distress for the patients and their families, and would see the end of a great team of specialist surgeons and experienced nurses who have worked so hard to provide unrivalled service and care.
If this were allowed to happen, it would affect not only the hundreds of families who rely on the unit each year, but everyone in the region who believes
Yorkshire should retain its essential healthcare services.
Please sign the petition to keep this much needed and valuable service in Leeds.
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