Proposed changes to the way health services are provided across Calderdale and Huddersfield will be discussed by Calderdale’s Health and Wellbeing Board at its next meeting on Thursday 17 March 2016.
The Health and Wellbeing Board leads on the strategic planning of local health and wellbeing services in Calderdale.
The Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, Cllr Janet Battye said:
“Last year, Calderdale Council and the Health and Wellbeing Board accepted the recommendations of the People’s Commission that was established to look at possible changes in the local health services. Now that Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups have published proposals for change, it is important that these are judged against the People’s Commission’s findings.
“Health and hospital services in the NHS are important to all of us and we need a service that works well and works closely with social care services. We all need to understand how any new system would work, from local services through Urgent and Emergency Care to hospital treatment. In particular, which services would be available at the hospitals and which would be available in local health centres, and the differences between A&E and ‘urgent care’ need to be made clear.
“The changes being put forward now will have a significant impact on local health services for years to come. I urge everyone to take part in the consultation process that is to take place.”