Is the only unit in the UK able to offer all forms of heart treatment, regardless of age, under one roof
Here in the North East we have one of the best Paediatric Cardiothoracic Units in the Country. Often leading the way in Children's Heart Surgery.
Yesterday, at a public meeting in London, the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT) called for the closure of four, and possibly five, of the existing 11 units carrying out paediatric cardiac surgery to maintain patient safety.
We need to shout loud, that the Freeman Children's Heart Unit keeps operating.
3. The first in the world to enable a young baby to survive (for four months) with an artificial heart, whilst the baby’s own heart recovered.