On Monday April 18 an official public meetings on the biggest shake-up of local NHS services in a generation will be held in Huddersfied.
The people behind the Right Care Right Time Right Place plan have invited you to come and learn about the proposal.
If the plan goes ahead Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will be demolished and replaced with a new hospital which will have an urgent care centre, but no emergency care centre.
Emergency care will be centralised at an expanded Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.
Here's everything you need to know about Monday's meeting:
Where is it?
The meeting will be held at John Smith’s Stadium, off Leeds Road, home of Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants and a short walk from the town centre.
When is it?
The meeting will be held 6pm-8pm.
Who will be there?
Chiefs of Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be there outlining the plan.
Most likely, bosses of Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust, will be there as their hospitals – HRI and CRH – are at the heart of the proposal.
There will be probably be representatives from NHS England as they are overseeing the plan.
What will I learn?
Subjects likely to be covered are:
- the new HRI
- the expanded CRH
- the difference between ‘urgent’ and ‘emergency’ care and ‘planned’ and ‘unplanned care’
- paediatric care
- financial issues behind the plan, including funding
Dr Steve Ollerton on the Right Care Right Time Right Place plans
Can I ask questions?
Yes. There will be a Q&A after the main presentation.
How do I get there?
If you're travelling by car, you will find the stadium off Leeds Road — it's well signposted. The stadium has ample parking.
Public transport – There are numerous bus services (e.g. 200, 202, 203, 220 and 229) that go up Leeds Road from Huddersfield town centre, putting you walking distance from the stadium. Alternatively you can walk from the town centre to John Smith's Stadium in around 15 minutes.
The venue has disabled access.