Safe and Sustainable is a national review of children’s specialist heart services in England. Conducted by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT), which represents every PCT in England, the review concluded in July 2012 that Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Evelina Children’s Hospital (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) will lead the congenital heart networks in London and the South East.
The three trusts in London which currently provide specialist children’s heart surgery – Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – issued a joint statement in December 2012 about developments in the capital.
In the statement, all three trusts confirmed their commitment to ‘work collaboratively together to maintain a good outcome for London’. For full details, see Changes to services for children with congenital heart conditions.
For more information on the Safe and Sustainable review, see the NHS Specialised Services website.
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