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Hundreds could turn out for hospital protest

Calderdale Royal Hospital,Accident and Emergency entrance, Godfrey Road, Halifax

Calderdale Royal Hospital,Accident and Emergency entrance, Godfrey Road, Halifax

The organiser of a protest march through Halifax town centre has urged members of the public to get involved.

In the wake of today’s shock report report about a potential 80 per cent cut in beds at Calderdale Royal Hospital, Garry Scott said it’s time for people to make their voices heard.

“It just reinforces the message,” said Mr Scott. “What we suspected that it is a reduction of services and not baout clinical need whatsoever.

“We will be handing out leaflets to help educate people who may not be aware of what is going on. It’s a march for the community away from political arguments.

“We want it to be a real family event.”

The march starts at 12pm at Hunger Hill, next to the Shay, before making its way through the town centre and ending at Northgate House where Mr Scott will address the crowd.

Local councillors and politcians have subscribed to take part although Mr Scott said they will not be given a platform.

For more information search Save Calderdale Royal Infirmary on Facebook where 380 people have already signed up to take part.

See pictures and comment from the march in next week’s Courier and online at www.halifaxcourier.co.uk

 

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