David Cameron: Calderdale Royal Hospital A&E ‘will not face closure’

The Prime Minister David Cameron gave assurances that our A&E will not face closure during a visit to the Halifax Courier offices today.

He took the opportunity to criticise Labour for drawing up the deal to build a £64 million hospital building under the Private Finance Initiate (PFI) which will eventually cost the taxpayer £774 million.

He said: “Labour should hang their heads in shame when they remember this PFI deal done under their government.

“After the election we want to do what we’ve done with other hospitals, which is sort out the PFI mess and financial mess that they’re in.

“I want people to know that Calderdale Royal Hospital is going to provide great services.

“We’re seeing a growth in population of people using our hositals and using our A&E.

“We want to see the improvements in primary care - so we will have this seven day access to GP surgeries from eight in the morning to eight in the evening for everyone by the end of 2020.”

Philip Allott, Conservative PPC for Halifax, dded that both he and Mr Cameron were keen to keep the A&E in Halifax.

Mr Cameron was on the campaign trail with Mr Allott with only 16 days left before the election.

Halifax has been targeted by the Conservative Party as a key marginal seat.