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Children (Heart Disorders)

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on current provision for children suffering from heart disorders under the National Health Service in Northern Ireland.

Paediatric cardiology is a regional specialty based at the Royal Belfast hospital for sick children. A consultant paediatric cardiologist supported by a registrar in paediatrics provides specialist care for children with heart disorders. Two cardiac surgeons at the Royal Victoria hospital provide cardiac surgery services for children who require heart operations.