High Court ruling hailed as ‘victory’ for campaign

Sharon Cheng, spokeswoman for Save Our Surgery, said:

“This judgment finally confirms what we have always believed: that the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts’ review process and decision to remove children’s heart surgery services from Leeds was unlawful.”

“Winning this case in the High Court proves once and for all that the supposed consultation was a rubber stamping exercise conducted with an outcome in mind, with clinicians, MPs and patients fooled into feeling they had influence.”

“This action was taken by parents and clinicians who simply could not stand by and watch a clear injustice being done.”

“We are extremely pleased and relieved that the High Court has found in our favour.”