Councillor John Illingworth, chair of the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Yorkshire and the Humber) said:
“Today’s meeting has resulted in unanimous agreement to refer the decision made by the Joint Committee for Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT) to close the children’s heart surgery unit in Leeds to the Secretary of State for Health.
“The Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee for Yorkshire and the Humber will immediately start to collate information to support our submission, and we will meet again in the very near future to endorse the completed documents.”
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