HEALTH bosses were given a clear SOS message by up to 500 marchers on Saturday - Save Our Services.
Placard-waving marchers took to the streets for the final time in the long campaign to battle the proposed hospital shake-up.
Health chiefs have put forward proposals which would switch some maternity services, planned surgery and some services for old people from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.
Young and old marched, sang and shouted slogans along the route, from St George's Square and through the town centre down to outside Huddersfield Library on The Piazza.
Unison union representative Graham Hellawell, who roused the marchers with an address before they set off, said: "This is the last big push.
"The primary care trust is meeting at the Galpharm Stadium on Wednesday.
"This rally is a show of strength. We are fundamentally opposed to the proposals and are doing everything in our power to stop them being implemented."
Dr Jackie Grunsell, the GP who has been at the forefront of opposition to the proposals, said she was still amazed by the support shown.
She added: "People were giving us overwhelming support.
"In my surgery I have had lots of people coming in and wanting to sign a petition or giving words of encouragement.
"The people making this decision need to listen to the public.
"It is clear everybody is against this. If the trust thinks they can just dismiss the opinions of so many people they are wrong."
A special speaker at the event was Andy Billson-Page, from Cumbria.
Mr Billson-Page headed a similar campaign in Kendal which saved many threatened services.
He said: "I'm here to show solidarity with the people campaigning in Huddersfield.
"It can be done."