HC Deb 19 June 1985 vol 81 c143W
Mr. Hume

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.

Mr. Chris Patten

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.