Campaign to save HRI wins full judicial review March 15, 2018

Campaigners aiming to keep a full range of services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, including its Accident and Emergency department, have been granted a full judicial review hearing by the High Court in Leeds.

The Hands Off HRI campaign have been challenging plans by the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust which would see the HRI demolished and replaced with a planned care unit at the Acre Mills site, opposite the Lindley hospital. The unit is now planned to be even smaller than that disclosed in public consultation. Accidents or emergencies would involve patients being transported to the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax or to hospitals in other areas.

Thousands of Huddersfield people have backed the campaign which considers that lives will be put at risk, particularly as a result of the additional distance further than the journey to Lindley, which is already quite remote to many parts of the Greater Huddersfield health area.

The location and date of the judicial review have yet to be set.

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