Campaigners who fought to keep the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle open say they will not give up as the future of the services are once again under threat.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the decision which kept the unit in Newcastle open.
Since the announcement in July that decided units at Leeds, Leicester and London would close there have been calls for appeals.
Key campaigner for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund, Ivan Hollingsworth said: “If I was more politically savvy I would have known this was coming.
"I believe the Freeman has one of the best units in the world. We will fight for it to stay open and do it all again if we have to.”
The review into the decision will report back in February.
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