THERE are flaws in a report proposing the closure of a children’s heart unit, campaigners say.

The planned closure of Leeds Children’s Cardiac Centre has prompted anger throughout West Yorkshire.

Huddersfield children with heart conditions are treated at the centre.

Around 20,000 people have so far signed a petition against the unit’s planned closure and a suggested move to Newcastle.

Consultant Sara, a former King James’s School pupil, explained: “They’ve put down inaccurate information about the centre which we weren’t able to address which means that their scorings are inaccurate so the options are flawed.

“The option seems to be ‘let’s move the patients to the doctors’. It’s far easier to move the doctors and less risky for the patients.”

l To oppose the closure visit and write to Sir Neil McKay, Chair of the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts, NHS East of England, 2-4 Victoria House, Capital Park, Flour, Cambridge, CB21 5XB.