Business Connector Jonathan Wales delivers half-year report

Bank manager Jonathan Wales has been kept busy during his first six months as Business Connector in Huddersfield

Princess Royal Hospital

Huddersfield hospital chiefs negotiating for new town centre building to host mothballed Princess Royal services

Health services to be split between existing Huddersfield and Calderdale hospitals and new site

Dewsbury District Hospital
Locala Community Partnerships

NHS England confirms probe into Locala's new mum services

Claims that core nursing duties being neglected in favour of private chargeable services

Accident & Emergency Dept at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Health chiefs consider views from 1000 people over hospital plans for Huddersfield and Calderdale

Consultation period ends over hospital plans in Calderdale and Huddersfield

Locala offices at Beckside Court in Batley
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Huddersfield University health expert fears for NHS after latest cuts revealed

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Professor concerned over cost cutting and privatisation plans

Dentist, dental, dentistry

Skelmanthorpe Brownies (and dads) build a community garden

Car park transformed thanks to grants and hard work

Examiner Community Awards 2014: meet our amazing winners

Meet the winners from 2014's Examiner Community Awards

Kirkwood Hospice chief executive Michael Crowther

Michael Crowther is Kirkwood Hospice's new chief executive

Mirfield man takes up new post as Kirkwood Hospice chief executive - find out more about him here

Carol McKenna, chief officer of the CCG

Huddersfield health chief admits public confusion over shake-up plans

NHS England asks for assurances on consultation process

Elderly old age pensioners

Huddersfield care home patients to get thrice yearly health checks

New system launched to protect the most vulnerable

Thinking of quitting smoking this New Year?

Kirklees health chiefs welcome tougher anti-smoking laws

Kirklees Council plans 'Victory' walls for smokers on national No Smoking Day

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley

Huddersfield and Calderdale A&E shake-up questions answered

Health spokesman reveals reasons behind plan and what happens now

Smoking cigarette

TALKING POINT: Should ban on smoking in front of children go further?

One in five Kirklees residents over the age of 18 smokes and one in eight women smoke during pregnancy. But can banning motorists from lighting up at the wheel when children are around do anything to reduce the death toll and ill health caused by the habit?

Locala offices at Beckside Court in Batley

We will take NHS to court: campaign group aiming to block £14m contract handed to Locala without tender or consultation

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Health chiefs from North Kirklees and Greater Huddersfield CCGs recently agreed to give the controversial social enterprise a one-year deal without any public tender or consultation exercise

Nurse Samantha Mellor, who has been awarded the Queen's Nurse award.

Nurse Samantha's right royal honour

A community matron has been recognised for her outstanding dedication to her patients with the Queen’s Nurse Award.

Baby car seat safety scheme (from left) Graham Bretherick and June Nicholl, Kirklees Council Road Safety Trainers; Dawn Mohayuddin, Locala Immunisation Nurse with Julie Buxton, Police Community Support Officer, West Yorkshire Police.

Parents in Kirklees learn how to use baby car seats correctly

The ‘Strap me, not wrap me’ initiative is starting this month in health clinics and children’s centres across north Kirklees, writes Stoyan Dimitrov

Locala Community Partnerships

Health watchdog gives Kirklees social enterprise Locala a clean bill of health

The not-for-profit social enterprise provides a number of services in Kirklees such as district nurses, health visitors and stop smoking services


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