Private firms bidding for NHS work

Huddersfield and Halifax hospital trust made more than £1,350 A DAY in parking charges last year

The news prompted Lindley councillor Cahal Burke to renew his calls for an end to hospital parking charges

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals ranked 118 out of 141 for number of deaths in England

The rates are a ratio between the actual number of patients who die following hospitalisation at the Trust and the number that would be expected to die, based on an England average

Private firms bidding for NHS work
Calderdale Royal Hospital

Police arrest drink-drive woman - in hospital car park

Mum who lost son to drink driver calls on police to name anyone who has provided a positive breath test rather than waiting until formally charged

Madrid, Spain
Major expansion under way at Elland's Spire Hospital

Is extra NHS work making Elland private hospital build third operating theatre to cope?

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Spire to build third theatre as patient numbers grow

A & E department at Calderdale Royal Hospital

Patients give Huddersfield and Calderdale A&Es the thumbs up in national survey

Hospital trusts' urgent care rated better than most in CQC test

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley exclusive

Huddersfield and Calderdale hospital job losses plan could be brought forward

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Hospital chiefs plan to launch voluntary redundancy for all staff in battle to balance the books

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Pragmatism suggests keeping A&E in Huddersfield is right but plan needs to overcome journey time questions

While funding is an issue, an even bigger problem is a lack of senior doctors, especially in A&E - read Examiner Health Reporter Nick Lavigueur's expert view

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Huddersfield to expand A&E, Calderdale to lose A&E, 409 jobs to be lost: Hospital cuts plans finally revealed

Document finally published reveals no concerns over 999 journeys if Halifax A&E closed

The woman, who we have agreed not to identify, was tied up and robbed by robbers

Huddersfield women needing surgical abortions now have to travel to Manchester or Leeds until new provider gets clinic in town

Charity Marie Stopes takes over service from hospital without any clinic in town - but wants to open one above former Huddersfield Town shop on Cloth Hall Street

A & E department at Calderdale Royal Hospital

Come clean over A&E: MP tells House of Commons not to "take people for fools" over cuts

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Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Halifax Labour MP Linda Riordan also accused the Government and health chiefs of failing to consult local people

Madrid, Spain

Ole! Hospital staff sent to Spain to find nurses for Huddersfield and Calderdale

Team heads for the Med as struggle to find British nurses continues

Owen Williams, new chief executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Investigation launched as Huddersfield hospital bosses admit they will be £4m in the red by 2015

NHS regulator calls for greater pace of change for HRI and CRH restructure

Private firms bidding for NHS work

Health Lottery syndicate at Calderdale Royal Hospital wins £100,000 jackpot

Organiser kept it secret for almost a month in case she was wrong!

Private firms bidding for NHS work

Private firms battling for £284,000,000 NHS deal for Huddersfield and Kirklees

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NHS activists in Huddersfield have said there “is no place for private profit in the provision of health and social care” and called on Kirklees and Calderdale councils to use their powers to stop the tendering process

Parking charges

Calderdale Council has illegally issued parking charges on more streets than they first thought

Drivers fined after parking in the outskirts can now claim refunds

Sir Jimmy Savile in a special interview with Huddersfield Royal Infirmary radio presenter Laurie Stead and his friend George Lee in the 1960s

Jimmy Savile abuse claims emerge at former Halifax hospital

Police to investigate Calderdale and Huddersfield Hospital Trust as 12 new NHS groups implicated


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