Private firms bidding for NHS work
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

Trespassing travellers have left an NHS car park in a tip.

Travellers leave Huddersfield NHS site strewn with rubbish

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Damage to fences and bags of litter left at health officials' office car park

Huddersfield GPs roll their sleeves up for Saturday appointments this winter

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Calderdale and North Kirklees practices also participate in scheme to relieve pressure on A&Es

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

MP's anger at health bosses who "have no sense of responsibility" to help Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Outsourcing of hospital services is threatening the future of HRI says Barry Sheerman

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Heart surgery campaigners claim "postcode lottery" is affecting Kirklees

But NHS England denies any significant differences in Yorkshire

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Huddersfield patient waiting more than a year for NHS treatment - but you're not allowed to know why

A spokesman declined to give reasons for the slow service but said it was “appropriate”

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Kirklees Council Chief Executive Adrian Lythgo

Kirklees Council chief executive predicts pain of further cuts will be felt by Huddersfield people

Adrian Lythgo says public "sure as hell" will notice three more years of cut backs

Private firms bidding for NHS work
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

Huddersfield GP concerned about ethics of NHS £55 bonus plan for dementia diagnoses

Kirkburton doc says Government plan will open up "ethical dilemmas"

Two Colne Valley GP surgeries with 10,000 patients announce plans to merge due to funding issues

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Marsden Health Centre and Colne Valley Family Doctors will pool resources

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One in three emergency ambulance calls in Huddersfield missed NHS target

Health officials say moves underway to speed up response times

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Are health changes just shifting care responsibility onto local council?

First joint meeting of Kirklees and Calderdale Scrutiny Panels looks at community care and future hospital services

Disabled Huddersfield teen faces missing out on trip of a lifetime as NHS wheelchair wrangle rumbles on

The girl, who suffers with cerebral palsy, has been waiting since May for a larger manual chair but has been left in limbo amid the privatisation of Huddersfield and Calderdale’s wheelchair service

Huddersfield and Dewsbury GP closures leaves hundreds without a doctor

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Patients failing to re-register after surgeries close

Dewsbury District Hospital

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