CALDERDALE Council Cabinet members meet next Monday to discuss their views on whether Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals should push for foundation status.
Council officers have recommended that the establishment of a Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust be given the green light.
But members of the Health and Social Care scrutiny panel are concerned about the limited information available on the advantages and drawbacks of becoming an NHS Foundation Trust.
Moves to create foundation hospitals are a key part of the Government's 10-year-plan for the health service.
It means successful hospitals would have more control over their own finances.
The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust includes four hospitals - Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in Lindley, St Luke's Hospital in Crosland Moor and the Holme Valley Memorial Hospital, Holmfirth.
Detailed legislation about foundation hospitals has not yet been passed by parliament.
Last Thursday, Conservative and Liberal Democrat peers joined forces in the House of Lords to defeat the measure, which was also opposed by some Labour and independent peers.
The government lost the vote on foundation hospitals by 150 votes to 100.
The bill is due to return to the Commons in a fortnight, before the end of this parliamentary session.
Subject to the approval of parliament, the first set of NHS Foundation Trusts are expected to be formed by April next year.
Trust chiefs believe that by being among the first, they would get to shape the direction of Foundation Trusts.
The formal consultation with community and staff finishes at the end of the month.
The Trust has to apply for foundation status before the middle of December and would hear whether it has been successful by January.