Cllr Cahal Burke, Richard Eastwood campaigning to Save A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
Proposals announced in January 2016 by Huddersfield & Calderdale NHS Trust will:
• Demolish Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and build a SMALLER hospital.
• A&E WILL be closed and moved to Calderdale.
Huddersfield and the Valleys MUST have its OWN first rate A&E.
We are appalled at the decision to move ANOTHER service to Calderdale. We demand that this decision is changed.
Liberal Democrats in Kirklees have been campaigning for many years to keep all our vital services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and will continue to do so.
Please sign the petition here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118690
At the recent Kirklees Council meeting councillors united in a fight to oppose plans that would leave our area without any local Accident and Emergency service.
The four group leaders signed a motion against the consultation plans outlined in the plans released by the Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale clinical commissioning groups.
The agreed composite Motion:
This Council recognises;
(1) That the recently published proposal of the Calderdale and Huddersfield Acute Hospital Trust could result in the closure of full Accident and Emergency Services in Huddersfield and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary being replaced by a smaller, albeit new, hospital.
(2) That, in particular, the combined proposals of the Calderdale and Huddersfield Acute Hospital Trust and Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust mean that Kirklees will not have a full Accident and Emergency Service in either Huddersfield or Dewsbury.
(3) That, due to decisions being taken in isolation about services offered at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and at Dewsbury District Hospital, services could be affected and that some specialities may not be available in any part of Kirklees.
This Council resolves to:-
(1) Oppose any proposals which leave Kirklees without a full Accident and Emergency provision
(2) Request Clinical Commissioning Groups ensure that consultation on the changes that are proposed for hospital services in Kirklees are given maximum publicity and that consultation encompasses the widest possible range of residents.
(3) Agree to the holding of an Extraordinary meeting of the Council to discuss changes to NHS Services in Kirklees as the single item for consideration at the meeting, to take place at the earliest opportunity.
(4) Request that all Party Groups work together to establish a joint resolution on changes to NHS Services in Kirklees to be presented to the Extraordinary Meeting.
(5) That an All Party delegation from the Council meet the Secretary of State to express the views of the residents of Kirklees.