NHS thanks public over Southampton General Hospital heart unit review

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THE NHS has thanked people who have taken part in the consultation about the future of children’s heart services.

The four-month consultation about where paediatric heart units should be based across England ended yesterday.

Currently children from our area go to Southampton General Hospital.

But the centre is under threat as a review of heart services is proposing fewer bigger centres be created.

Southampton only features in one of the four options proposed.

Thousands from across our area have had their say on the issue.

Teresa Moss, director of the national specialised commissioning team, has thanked all those who have taken part.

She added: ‘We have listened carefully to all the feedback to date.

‘No decisions will be made until all the evidence submitted during consultation has been thoroughly reviewed and analysed in conjunction with other detailed data.’

A final decision will be made later this year.

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