Heart debate will be held in secret

SECRECY will surround the debate over heart attack care in Suffolk, it emerged today.

Rebecca Lefort

SECRECY will surround the debate over heart attack care in Suffolk, it emerged today.

National heart tsar, Professor Roger Boyle, has been called in to the county to quell outrage over plans to treat emergency heart attack patients in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire or Essex.

But although Prof Boyle will be engaging with patients, politicians and charity groups at some points, much of his day-long review will be held in secret.

The event on Thursday will give little opportunity for the views and fears of Evening Star readers to be presented as the body which is presenting Prof Boyle with an analysis of the media coverage and public reaction is not the Star - which revealed the changes - but the East of England Strategic Health Authority, which wants to push the move through.

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