Consultation on children’s heart surgery was lawful, rules Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 25th, 2012 in appeals, consultations, hospitals, news by sally

“When is reorganisation of healthcare services unlawful? When can consultation, rather than a final decision, successfully be challenged? These were the questions dealt with by the Court of Appeal in relation to the reconfiguration of paediatric heart surgery services. The Bristol Royal Infirmary scandal had left these services in need of change; the Court of Appeal found that there was nothing unlawful in the consultation process resulting in the Royal Brompton failing to be chosen as one of the two specialist centres in London.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th April 2012