Have your say on future of hospitals in Calderdale and Huddersfield

Calderdale Royal Hospital Accident and Emergency.
Calderdale Royal Hospital Accident and Emergency.

Public meetings and information sessions will be held as part of a consultation on the future of Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals.

People will be invited to give their views on proposals to close Huddersfield’s A&E and centralise emergency care in Halifax after the consultation starts on Tuesday.

Up to 300 beds could be added to Calderdale Royal Hospital as it becomes the main A&E for the two districts.

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary would be replaced with a 120-bed site for planned hospital treatments at the town’s Acre Mills site.

The proposals are designed to tackle a £280m funding gap and would see the number of workers at the two hospitals reduce by more than 950.

Public meetings will be held on Thursday, April 14, from 6pm-8pm at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax, HX3 6TE, and on Monday, April 18, from 6pm-8pm at John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG.

And the following drop-in information sessions have been organised by Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs):

Wednesday, March 16, 2pm-8pm, The Basement, Slaithwaite Town Hall, Cross Street, HD7 5AF.

Thursday, March 17, 2pm-8pm, St Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ.

Wednesday, 30 March 30, 2pm-8pm, Shelley College (New Hall), Shelley, HD8 8NL.

Tuesday, April 5, 2pm-8pm, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, HX7 7BY.

Saturday, April 16, 10am-4pm, Paddock Junior and Infant School, Paddock, HD1 4JJ.

Wednesday, April 20, 2pm-8pm, Central Methodist Church, Todmorden, OL14 5AW.

Thursday, April 21, 2pm-8pm, DRAM Centre, Dalton, HD5 9RP.

Thursday, April 28, 2pm-8pm, Reinwood Community Changing Rooms (FOCAL), New Hey Road, HD3 4DD.

Saturday, April 30, 10am-4pm, Civic Hall, Brighouse, HD6 1RW.

Tuesday, May 3, 2pm-8pm, Threeways Centre (Old Ridings School), Ovenden, HX3 5SW.

Tuesday, May 10, 2pm-8pm, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Rd, HD9 3AS.

Saturday, May 14, 10am-4pm, Textile Centre, Red Doles Lane, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YF.

Wednesday, May 18, 2pm-8pm, Orangebox, Halifax, HX1 1AF.

Thursday, May 26, 2pm-8pm, Fartown Village Hall, Fartown, HD2 1AN.

Wednesday, June 1, 2pm-8pm, Clay House, Greetland, HX4 8AN.