A great day in sunny Brighouse for Save our A&Es campaign

Calderdale NHS 38 Degrees group had a great morning in sunny Brighouse.  With 10 members on their information stall, they talked to the public, gave out leaflets and added
signatures to a petition to save Calderdale and Huddersfield A&E departments. Just short of 300 people signed the petition at the stall. Continue reading

Campaign to Protect Our A&E gets good response in Todmorden

On Saturday 15th February, Calderdale 38 degrees NHS campaign group held an information stall on Todmorden market.

Despite the cold and wet, they had an excellent reception with many people stopping to talk about the rumoured threats to Calderdale and Huddersfield A&E departments. 130 people signed a petition asking the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group to ‘protect our A&E’. Continue reading

#Calderdale #NHS 38 Degrees stall 18th Jan and meeting 13th Feb

Calderdale NHS 38 Degrees campaign group will be holding a public information stall in Sowerby Bridge market on Saturday 18th January from about 11am to about 1pm ish, if anyone wishes to come down and find out more about what is quietly going on behind our backs in the NHS reorganisation.

The date of the group’s next meeting is Thursday 13th February 6-8pm at the Ring o’Bells pub in Halifax, – 3 Upper Kirkgate HX1 1QS.  New members are always welcome. The group campaigns to keep the NHS public and stop backdoor privatisation of the NHS.
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#Calderdale NHS privatisation – not what you expect under the Christmas tree

A stall with information about the rapid privatisation of Calderdale NHS surprised many members of the public in Hebden Bridge on Saturday morning.

The stall, under the Christmas tree in St George’s Square, was run by members of Calderdale NHS 38 Degrees, a group which campaigns to keep the NHS public and stop backdoor privatisation of the NHS.

Janet Bertola, a member of Calderdale NHS 38 Degrees group, said,

“NHS privatisation’s going on before our eyes, but we just don’t see it.”

Eileen Wright, a Hebden Bridge resident, admitted:

“I don’t know anything about this.”

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Calderdale 38 Degrees “concerned and disappointed” at Clinical Commissioning Group’s refusal of “protect our NHS” request

Earlier this year Calderdale NHS 38 Degrees asked Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group(CCG) to change its Constitution, in order to protect Calderdale NHS from back-door privatisation.

Reviewing its constitutution and procurement policy in response to 38 Degrees’ request, Calderdale CCG decided there was no need to change the constitution – despite acknowledging a public perception that commissioning healthcare services from private healthcare companies “is a fundamental threat to the sustainability of NHS providers”, and also endangers the provision of health care that is free at the point of need.
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