Future Commissioning of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology for the population of Northern Ireland 19th April 2013

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Dear Stakeholder,

 

Re:  Future Commissioning of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology for the population of Northern Ireland

 

At the start of the consultation process the Health and Social Care Board gave an undertaking to keep stakeholders informed of key stages in the process.

The Health and Social Care Board at a Public Meeting in Belfast on Thursday 25th April approved a preferred option document for the future commissioning of paediatric cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology for the population of Northern Ireland. This recommends a solution with surgery and interventional cardiology being carried out in Dublin. It also recommends major investment in paediatric cardiology in Belfast, including new MRI facilities.

The preferred option document will now be submitted to the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Edwin Poots MLA, for a final decision.

The preferred option document and a press release which provides an overview of the process to date is available at:

http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/news/Paediatric_Congenital_Cardiac_Services.html

Thank for your interest in the future commissioning of paediatric cardiac surgical services.

Dean Sullivan
Director of Commissioning
Health and Social Care Board