Category Archives: Health

Calderdale Council has been selected to take part in a national pilot, in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, to expand its local contact tracing service. Calderdale is one of only two local authorities nationally to be selected to take part in a new programme allowing local teams to follow up contacts of COVID cases,… read more … about New pilot scheme to expand our local contact tracing>>

COVID

As part of Calderdale’s wider programme of targeted community COVID-19 testing, frontline Council staff will soon start to receive lateral flow tests. Calderdale Council has been carrying out targeted community testing with lateral flow tests as one of the many measures being used to prevent and control COVID-19.  The tests are sometimes known as rapid… read more … about Extending Calderdale’s targeted testing>>

Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins

Joint press release with Calderdale CCG Calderdale residents have today started to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the borough, as the rollout of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. Resham Bi, aged 83 from Halifax,  became the first person in Calderdale to receive the PfizerBioNTech vaccine at… read more … about COVID-19 vaccination programme begins in Calderdale>>

First vaccine

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Calderdale Royal Hospital is extremely busy at the moment due to the increasing pressure of covid-19. Please don’t come to A&E unless absolutely necessary: in serious or life-threatening situations. If a person feels unwell and requires medical advice they should call 111, their… read more … about Support the NHS: Make the right choice>>

COVID

The Chief Executive of Calderdale Council has been appointed as the Accountable Officer for NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), uniting health and care services within the borough. Robin Tuddenham, who has been the Chief Executive of Calderdale Council since May 2017, will take up the additional role in the Autumn, ensuring that commissioning and… read more … about Health and care join forces in Calderdale>>

Robin

In response to today’s Government announcement about local COVID-19 restrictions(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said:  “We know that local people will be disappointed that the additional restrictions on household gatherings are still in place in the Halifax constituency. With the recent steady reduction in Calderdale’s COVID-19 rates, we had hoped… read more … about Local household restrictions still apply in Halifax>>

COVID

Easing of wider lockdown rules tomorrow do not apply to Calderdale  In response to today’s Government announcement that current restrictions in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, East Lancashire and Leicester will remain in place(external link), the Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “Local restrictions will remain in place in Calderdale as a vital measure… read more … about Local restrictions continue for Calderdale>>

COVID

The first of August was four months to the day since I started working in Calderdale. I began my work here at the beginning of April, a couple of weeks into the national lockdown. I marked my four-month anniversary with the introduction of local restrictions, brought in because the borough has one of the highest… read more … about Message from Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health>>