Save our hospitals and stop the cuts – can you deliver survey advice leaflets?

Calderdale and Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS has advice leaflets about filling in the Have Your Say consultation survey about the future of our NHS in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.

Please help deliver advice leaflets on responding to the Have Your Say survey

If you can deliver these to your street, or to any community group/s you are part of, please let us know. Continue reading

Yorkshire Ambulance Service boss says work has stalled on implications of proposed A&E closure

Andrew Simpson, Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) Trust’s Head of A&E Operations for Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees, told a Calderdale Council “People’s Commission” meeting yesterday that Calderdale Royal Hospital is the destination of 95% of ambulance trips in Calderdale.

But in response to a question from a member of Calderdale 38 Degrees NHS campaign, he could not say if information had been collected about the extra number of ambulances and staff that would be needed if Halifax A&E closed – creating longer traveling times – and how much that would cost.

NHS Commissioners’ plans to make changes to community health and social care without public consultation have put both the Ambulance and the Hospitals Trusts on the back foot. Continue reading