This site is to help people make sense of published survival data about children’s heart surgery in the UK and Ireland.


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What, why, how?    

What do we mean by survival rates?

Why are survival rates after children’s heart surgery hard to interpret?

How does the NHS monitor them?

What this site can and cannot do.

Explore the data

Explore published survival statistics by:

browsing hospitals individually;

viewing a one page summary of all hospitals;

watching our 2 minute video on how to interpret the results.

Everything else       

What happens if the data raises concerns?

More detail about how survival statistics are monitored, including an explanatory video.

Limitations of this data.

Information for families.