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Animation paints a picture of proposals for urgent and emergency care in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield

Animation paints a picture of proposals for urgent and emergency care in Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield

RCTP HeaderNHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Calderdale CCG are asking people to give their views on proposed changes to hospital and community health services as part of a public consultation.  An animation has been published helping to explain the proposed arrangements for Emergency, Acute and Urgent Care, should the proposals go ahead.

The animation has been uploaded to the Right Care Right Time Right Place website,  and YouTube, to help explain some of the proposals in an easily understood way.

The animation explains that under the proposed changes, there would be two Urgent Care Centres – one at Calderdale Royal Hospital and one on the Acre Mills site, Huddersfield. All emergency, acute and high risk planned care would be brought together at Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH) and the Acre Mills, Huddersfield, site would be developed as a hospital dedicated to planned care. The proposed new model of care is supported by further strengthening community services.

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Dr Nigel Taylor of Hebden Bridge Group Practice speaks to Carol Machell at the Todmorden information session

People can have their say by completing a survey available on the Right Care Right Time Right Place website, where key information about the proposals is also available.

There are still opportunities for the public to learn more about the proposed changes at drop-in information sessions, where they can view displays, videos and talk directly to NHS staff.

Clinical chair of NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG, Dr Steve Ollerton, said: “It is very important to us that we listen to peoples’ views on these proposed changes.  One of the main ways we can do this is to ask people to complete the Have your Say survey, where they can let us know what they think of the proposals and tell us if they think we have missed anything.”

Clinical chair of NHS Calderdale CCG, Dr Alan Brook, said: “The health service faces significant challenges and we are proposing changes which we believe would result in the greatest overall benefits for people living across Calderdale and Huddersfield.

“The proposed changes are significant and we need to explain them as well as simply as we can.  The animation is a good way to show what the proposals would mean.”


The Right Care, Right Time, Right Place consultation documents are available to download at, and you can also give your views on the proposals through this online survey.

You can order paper copies of all documents by calling the Right Care, Right Time, Right Place team on 01484 464212 or texting 07771 334724.

People from across Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield have until 21 June 2016 to have their say on the proposed changes to hospital and community health services. You can also get more information and speak to NHS clinicians and manager at the following information sessions:


Dates – 2016 Time Venue Event
Saturday, 14 May 10:00 – 16:00 Textile Centre, Red Doles Lane, Leeds Road, HD2 1YF Information Session (Drop-in)
Wednesday, 18 May 14:00 – 20:00 Orangebox, Halifax, HX1 1AF Information Session (Drop-in)
Thursday, 26 May 14:00 – 20:00 Fartown Village Hall, Fartown, HD2 1AN Information Session (Drop-in)
Wednesday, 01 June 14:00 – 20:00 Clay House, Greetland, HX4 8AN Information Session (Drop-in)
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