Delighted to attend and speak at events organised to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Save Our NHS, I have been doing so for many years.
We need to all work together locally and nationally to protect our A&E and hospital services.
The Campaign is fighting to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, its 400 beds, its Emergency Care Unit and its Acute Services. Greater Huddersfield is a population area of 250,000 people.
The local CCGs and the NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) are actively pursuing plans which threaten to demolish the existing 400-bed hospital, sell the land owned by the hospital and build a 64-bed day clinic across the road on rented land – and without a full A&E.
The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. The Conservatives have left them chronically under-funded, and staff embattled and undervalued, while need continues to grow and patient care suffers.
Liberal Democrats recognise that Britain’s health and social care services are our most treasured national institutions and will fight to protect our Hospital and NHS.