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Protest at Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital ward moves

Health campaigners have threatened legal action over the re-location of specialist hospital wards between Huddersfield and Halifax.

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Savile House, Halifax.

Halifax Care home gets third ‘inadequate’ rating

A care home has been threatened with closure after being rated by inspectors as “inadequate” for the third time in 12 months.

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Jeremy Hunt asked to urgently to review Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital shake-up

Jeremy Hunt asked to urgently to review Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital shake-up

A council watchdog has asked for the health secretary’s “urgent attention” to a controversial shake-up of hospital services.

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Carole Ayrton, of Halifax, who has the incurable, life-threatening medical condition pulmonary hypertension (PH), with her granddaughter Issy

Living with disease that leaves Halifax grandmother Carole struggling to breathe

A Halifax grandmother with a rare disease that leaves her struggling to breathe is backing a dedicated awareness week in November.

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Calderdale Royal Infirmary

Thousands hit by hospital car park fines in ‘taxing of sick’

NHS bosses have been accused of “taxing the sick” as it emerges that tens of thousands of people using the region’s hospitals are being hit with parking fines.

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Lady Halifax with staff, voluntreers and patients after the centre's refurb earlier this year

Calderdale cancer support centre to host Macmillan coffee morning in Halifax

The Jayne Garforth Cancer Information and Support Centre is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday, November 17 (10am–2pm).

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Fundraiser Neil Davidson survived a severe cardiac arrest when his son Oliver gave him CPR.

Meet the 'miracle man' who died for 22 minutes but was saved by hero son

Doctors and nurses on the intensive care unit where he spent a month recovering called him ‘Miracle Man’.

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Judicial review sought over plans for Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals

Judicial review sought over plans for Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals

A judge could decide whether controversial changes to hospital services are lawful after health campaigners made an application to the High Court.

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Noah Calcott fell in when on holiday in Spain and faces 14 months of chemotherapy.

Bedside vigil after tot falls ill in Benidorm

What should have been a dream holiday for a Halifax couple and their son turned into a nightmare when the toddler was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
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Dr Nick Scriven

NHS trusts to be 'pushed into utter chaos' this winter warns Calderdale doctor

A Calderdale doctor has warned that NHS trusts have the potential to be “pushed into utter chaos” this winter.
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Stephanie Dempsey with her son Kenley, pictured before her illness

Fundraiser goes ahead as Calder Valley mum Steph’s regular treatment must stop

A fundraiser for Calder Valley mum Stephanie Dempsey is going ahead on Saturday, November 4, a week after she announced her hospital has decided to stop her cancer treatment.

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Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

It would be “naive” to assume that the UK is immune to the opioid drug epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of people a year in the US, a leading public health expert has warned.

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GPs could cut back on some prescriptions

GP surgeries to cutback on prescriptions

GP surgeries could cease providing some drugs on prescription under plans by NHS bosses to save £800,000 a year.

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Alan Mountain with wife Isobel, left, and daughter Rachel, right

Father of four from Halifax dies after doctors failed to treat stomach infection

A father of four from Halifax has died after medical staff failed to treat a stomach infection known as Helicobacter Pylori for nine months.
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Yorkshire hospitals ‘working hard to retain EU staff’ despite some Brexit-effect on staff quit rates

A Yorkshire hospital has seen three times more staff from EU countries quit their jobs after the Brexit vote than before it, new research has revealed.

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Toddler Harry Lucks, 18 months old, of Mixenden, Halifax, who was nearly strangled when a cotton strands worked loose from his baby blanket, with his parents Gerrod Lucks and Faye Milner.

Comfort blankets withdrawn while Halifax toddler scare investigated

A home goods chain of stores has withdrawn a baby comfort blanket after cotton strands from one worked loose and wrapped themselves round the neck of a Halifax toddler, threatening to strangle him.

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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS bosses set to support hospital shake-up

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS bosses set to support hospital shake-up

Health bosses are expected to give their support to a re-organisation of hospital services in Calderdale and Huddersfield despite safety concerns.

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Barry Crossland, of Elland, will be swimming a mile at 80 for Overgate Hospice at Brighouse Swimming Pool

Elland swimmer Barry turns 80 with mile challenge

Senior swimmer Barry Crossland will celebrate turning 80 with a sponsored mile to raise cash for Overgate Hospice.

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Victoria Skwarek, with her son Ollie ,will hold a fundraiser.

‘It was such a shock and hard to see him going through the treatment’

Calderdale teacher Victoria Skwarek did not know what ‘developmental dysplasia of the hip’ was until doctors told her newborn son, Ollie, had the condition.

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Calderdale sees 111 diabetes-related amputations over the last three years

Shocking figures have revealed that 111 diabetes-related amputations took place in Calderdale between 2013 and 2016.
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