On October 12th Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body will meet at Shay Stadium in Halifax, to consider the recommendation that they tell the NHS England quango that they support Calderdale and Huddersfield hospital trust’s Full Business Case.
The recommendations in a paper to the Governing Body say that the Full Business Case is in line with the clinical model that was consulted on; is affordable; and provides a sustainable plan not only for the Trust but the wider Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield System of care.
NHS protectors challenge this perception. They point out that Calderdale and Kirklees Councillors’ Joint Health Scrutiny Committee have referred the hospital cuts and changes plans to the Secretary of State for Health as unfit for the people of both areas, unfit for the local NHS and lacking in the consultation department. Continue reading →
In 2014, UCV Plain Speaker reported that equity in the Calderdale Royal Hospital (CRH), which is notorious as one of the most costly and least accountable PFI schemes in the NHS, had changed hands 10 times, and that according to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, PFI equity sales are
“the unacceptable face of capitalism.”
On 19th January 2016, a big chunk of the Calderdale Royal Hospital PFI equity changed hands again, for an undisclosed amount that you can be sure generated a tidy profit for the seller. Continue reading →
Local frack-free campaigners went to Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 4th September to ask the Council to remove its support for fracking exploration and commercial exploitation from its draft Local Plan.
Thank you to the Practice Manager, who has written to say that Hebden Royd Group Practice have reviewed their urgent appointment process and that patients no longer have to call NHS 111 in order to make an urgent appointment. Continue reading →
The Hebden Bridge Group Practice manager has replied to patients who recently wrote to the practice manager and GPs with a complaint that the only way to get an urgent GP appointment is to call 111. After asking the 20 or so questions on their script, NHS 111 then sends a report to the GP surgery, which then decides if a doctor will call the patient or see them. Continue reading →
If you are one of the 29,798 people who voted for a progressive Parliamentary candidate on June 8th – and even if you’re not but live in the Calder Valley constituency – please consider signing this letter to Craig Whittaker MP.
Please note that on Monday June 12th I collected the signatures and sent off the letter with the signatures.Continue reading →