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Hands off HRI: Hundreds of petitions sent to Salendine Nook Post Office to stop A&E move

Yassar Khan, the brother of postmaster Mohammed, is helping to co-ordinate petition responses

A post office has become the hub of the campaign to save Huddersfield’s A&E.

Hundreds of petition letters have been sent or dropped in to Salendine Nook Post Office following news that A&E department services may move to Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.

Yassar Khan, a post office worker and brother of postmaster Mohammed, organised for the petitions to be dropped off there to make it easier for the co-ordinators of the Hands off HRI campaign to collect them.

Yassar and Mohammed have been “heavily involved” with promoting the campaign in the community.

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Mohammed said: “We take the A&E proposal very seriously, as it affects the community.

“I would like to thank by brother for getting actively involved in the campaign and for making use of the post office as a drop-off point for the petitions, which have come in from Huddersfield and beyond.

He also thanks Lindley councillor Cahal Burke for supporting their efforts.

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Clr Burke said: “I am delighted that everyone is working together on this vital issue regarding A&E at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

“The wonderful effort by Yassar and Salendine Nook Post Office is a great example of local businesses and people working together to save our A&E.

“I believe by working together we can succeed and keep A&E at HRI.”

People are also signing the petition online, which is listed on the official parliament website.

So far, over 57,200 have supported the campaign to stop emergency care from being removed from Huddersfield.

Under the proposals, an urgent care centre dealing with anything not life threatening like broken bones would be established in a new building on the site, while emergencies would be blue lighted to Calderdale.



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