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Heart Diseases: Children

Health written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings he has had to discuss the Children's Congenital Cardiac Services Review; and how many of those meetings (a) included and (b) excluded discussion of Leeds General Infirmary's Heart Unit.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend Mr Lansley, has kept abreast of the progress of the Children's Congenital Cardiac Services Review through submissions and meetings with officials. The Secretary of State for Health has met with Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and while it was discussed, the focus of his meeting was not on the Children's Congenital Cardiac Services Review. He also met with hon. Members from the Yorkshire and Humber region to discuss the terms of a backbench business committee debate rather than specific issues concerning the paediatric unit at the Leeds General Infirmary.

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Barry Tebbs
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 10:50 am (Report this annotation)

It seems that Mr Burns has had little or no interest in the LGI cardiac services. once again we see the unconcerned face of the Tories towards the NHS and the and the concerns of the North of the UK.