A FORUM on foundation hospitals drew 100 people to a public meeting at the Alfred McAlpine Stadium in Huddersfield.
The event was staged by the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust for members of the public, patients and their carers.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary may be run by a foundation trust if proposed legislation is passed by Parliament.
Foundation trusts are opposed by health and medical staff. They say they are likely to draw cash away from hospitals that do not have foundation status.
But hospital managers believe it will give them more financial opportunities and freedom from government interference.
Subjects discussed at the event included patient and public involvement, out-of- hours services and the hospital environment.
Mrs Diane Whittingham, chief executive said: "We are very pleased with the success of the event.
"We received valuable feedback about issues, concerns and improvements that members of the community would like to see happen in the trust.
"It will be used to help influence our final application for NHS foundation trust status and to help shape the future of our hospitals.
"Our aim is to stay in touch with each of the delegates who attended the event, to feed back the information taken away from the day, and inform them on how we are going to progress some of the areas raised."
Mrs Whittingham said the trust also hoped to include some of the delegates at the event in further work.
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