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Hospital bosses are being grilled tonight about their plans to close the A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Only ticketholders have access to the second consultation event at the John Smith's Stadium, organised after hundreds of people found themselves shut out of the first stadium event in April.

A total of 535 free tickets were offered for the consultation meeting, and all have been snapped up — but don't worry if you didn't get a ticket, as we'll be covering the meeting live.

The Examiner's Dave Himelfield will be inside tonight's meeting at the public grill health chiefs on Right Care Right Time Right Place.

Meanwhile, our reporter Andrew Robinson will be outside the stadium, where #HandsOffHRI campaigners intend to make their voices heard.

Read more about the format of tonight's meeting here

Full report from our reporter Dave Himelfield

Here’s the full report from tonight’s meeting

And we’ve got more on the protestors in the morning - keep an eye on the Examiner site!

That’s all from us for this evening.


'K, thanks'

'Chanting and defiant', says our #jsout reporter

They're still chanting!

The meeting is winding up

More money questions

New hospital between Huddersfield and Halifax would be too expensive

Audience abandons meeting

Wayne says stay

Mass walkout

Paula Sherriff weighs in

The audience want answers

PFI 2?

Support for panel on NHS cuts woes

People power

Government cuts to blame?

'I can't guarantee someone won't die on the Elland Bypass'

Are better leaders needed?

Zing

Outside, they're playing the Last Post...

That’s Nick Battye playing the trumpet

Pictures from tonight's event

CCG meeting at John Smiths Stadium
CCG meeting at John Smiths Stadium
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium. Ticket holders lining up before the meeting.
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium. Ticket holders lining up before the meeting.
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium. Greenhead student Oscar Ward refused entry.
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium. Greenhead student Oscar Ward refused entry.
The board at the public CCG meeting, at John Smiths Stadium.
The board at the public CCG meeting, at John Smiths Stadium.
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium. Two town two hospitals campaigners left to right, Bridget Matthews, John Collinson, Chrissie Parker and Jackie Brooke.
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium. Two town two hospitals campaigners left to right, Bridget Matthews, John Collinson, Chrissie Parker and Jackie Brooke.
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium.
CCG public meeting at John Smiths Stadium.

Dr Ollerton looks a bit stressed

Chair of CCG Dr Steve Ollerton takes the strain at the A&E meeting
Chair of CCG Dr Steve Ollerton takes the strain at the A&E meeting

Every minute counts

'We won't go quietly'

Ambulances have 'no problems' on Elland Bypass, say panel

This video suggests otherwise...

'They're still not listening'

Travel worries

Dr Ollerton explains road improvements and the Urgent Care centre - but the crowd are having none of it

'Punch and Judy atmosphere'

Sounds like the CCG aren’t getting a word in edgeways - our reporter Dave Himelfield has described it as a ‘Punch and Judy atmosphere’

Unhappy audience