A review carried out in Northern Ireland into heart services for children has declared the same would turn unsafe in the near future, according to a report revealed recently.
Though, no such case that raises safety concerns exists until now, the service available for the children of the region is not good enough to be carried out for a long-term. It is being said that concerns actually arise when a significant fall is seen in services.
It has been found that part of the services is carried out in other regions. Amongst a total of 130 services or paediatric cardiac surgical operations, 90 would be taken care by the Northern Ireland hospital, while the other 40 would be seen by England or Dublin.
The study has led the panel to determine that while the number of operations being conducted is less than necessary. There is also lack in the expertise level of surgeons carrying out those operations. Also, parents are found highly disappointed when it comes to taking their children to other regions for a life-saving heart surgery.
Since, the same not only risks children by consuming more time, but also costs travelling charges. Changes in the system are thus being suggested, however, the same would follow a public consultation to commence in September.
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