Opposition to the closing of Leeds Children’s Heart Unit will not go away.
The Archbishop of York recently added his voice.
“We need a strong NHS serving a large number of children. Closing the specialist heart unit at Leeds will have a devastating effect on so many people. It would be terrible news for people across Yorkshire.
“Whilst I understand the difficult economic situation we face as a country, we should not get into a situation where one NHS Trust is played off against another.
“People talk about the ‘choice’ agenda, but actually the choice people want is to be able to go to their local hospital and receive first class care, regardless of where they live. What we need is good co-ordination, clinical collaboration – not a culture of winner-takes-all excellence.”
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