“Right Care” Mytholmroyd drop-in staff “trying to be as open and honest as possible, whilst maintaining the party line”

This report on the 2nd June Mytholmroyd drop in session on the proposed Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS shake-up comes from Dr Chris Day of Calderdale 38 Degrees NHS and Green Party member Gary Scott, who is organising the Save Our … Continue reading

Is Wigan Council’s solution a question of Out of the Wholly Owned Subsidiary frying pan, into the Accountable Care fire?

A Wigan Council press release (below) says the Council has made the Wrightington Wigan & Leigh hospital trust a financial offer that has averted the Trust’s transfer of its support staff into a Wholly Owned Subsidiary. While it is great news … Continue reading

Calderdale Royal Hospital’s future as small planned care clinic plus Care Home and Hospice

The hospitals Trust has finally made public their Outline Business Case (OBC) for the shake up of hospital and community NHS services in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield. The OBC comes down on the side of making Calderdale Royal Hospital the … Continue reading

Calderdale NHS Commissioners plan to scrap public consultation on proposed A&E cuts and new community care system

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS commissioners are to ask their Governing Bodies for permission to shelve the scheduled public consultation on the so-called “Right Care Right Time Right Place” NHS shakeup. This shakeup includes the likely closure of Calderdale Royal Hospital … Continue reading

“Lemming-like acceptance of untried ideas” at poorly attended health and social care Commission meeting

The Secretary of Calderdale NHS 38 Degrees Campaign Group reports on the first meeting of Calderdale Commission on health and social care on Tuesday 29th July, where she and two other members of the group handed over a paper copy … Continue reading

£20K Calderdale Commission on health and social care meets next week to decide what it’s doing

The first meeting of Calderdale Council’s People’s Commission on health and social care is on 29th July, 1.30- 3.30pm at Halifax Town Hall. Calderdale Council is holding its “People’s Commission” in order to: “lead an open consultation about future health … Continue reading

Calderdale Council’s “People’s Commission” into future of health and social care lacks formal powers

Members of the public who attended recent “Right Care” drop in sessions reported that Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) supports Calderdale Council’s proposed “People’s Commission” into the future of health and social care in Calderdale. Now Calderdale Council has followed … Continue reading

Report on North Halifax public drop in session on future of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS

Janet Bertola attended the  public “engagement” drop in session about the future of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS and social care at New Beginnings, North Halifax on 10th June.  This is Janet’s report: I got there at about 2.30pm and by … Continue reading

Staff “better prepared” at poorly attended Hanson Lane drop in on the future of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS

Two members of the public – Anna Best and Calderdale 38 Degrees NHS member Dr Chris Day – report here on the 9th June Hanson Lane drop in session about the future of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS. Anna said that … Continue reading