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Halifax Conservatives back “hands off A&E” message

Calderdale conservatives protesting against the closure of Calderdale A&E

Calderdale conservatives protesting against the closure of Calderdale A&E

The Halifax branch of the Conservatives has backed moves to keep Calderdale Royal Hospital’s accident and emergency department safe from closure.

After the announcement from the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust that they favoured a two hoospital model for the area with A&E provision transferred to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary politicians and members of the public have issued a strong message that they want to save the A&E in Calderdale.

Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Halifax Philip Allott said that the next step is to produce a survey sent out to everyone in Halifax to judge their opinion on the proposed closure.

“At this stage the overwhelming view is to maintain the status quo,” he said.

The ballott papers will be collated by the Courier and the cost will be covered by Mr Allott and his Conservative colleagues.

If you want to see the A&E remain in Calderdale and have story about how the department has helped you, your family or friends get in touch with the Courier at newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk, call 01422 260208 or tweet @HxCourier.

 

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