Hundreds in protest march against A&E closures

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Hundreds of residents have marched through Halifax in protest against the possible closure of the accident and emergency department at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Joined by members of the Labour Party and Unison, the demonstration was aimed at sending a clear message to health chiefs - hands off our A&E.

Protest march against the A&E closures at Calderdale Royal Hospital
Protest march against the A&E closures at Calderdale Royal Hospital

The ongoing protests are in response to a report by health chiefs suggesting Halifax hospital could lose its accident and emergency ward.

The closure was put forward as a prefered option by the Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Health and Social Care Strategic Review from a list of five proposals.

The preferred option would see Huddersfield Royal Infirmary provide around-the-clock A&E while Calderdale could lose its emergency unit.

 

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