Fight starts to save A and E but MP calls for debate

An option - extra services at Todmorden Health Centre

An option - extra services at Todmorden Health Centre

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Councillors, politicians and local communities have vowed to fight to save Calderdale Royal Hospital’s accident and emergency department.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust sparked outrage last week after controversial plans were put forward suggesting the casualty section in Halifax could close and A&E be centred on Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

It is the preferred option of the Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Health and Social Care Strategic Review to see Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) provide 24 hour A&E while Calderdale would be left as a centre for ‘planned’ care losing its A&E unit.

 

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