BREAST cancer care is being boosted in Huddersfield - despite proposals to move some of its services to Halifax.
Three new blood pressure monitors are the latest contribution at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, thanks to an appeal set up to provide top-class breast care in the town.
The move comes despite plans put forward by health chiefs to shift four out of five breast cancer operations from HRI to Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Today fundraisers for the HRI Breast Clinic Appeal said they would continue to support the Huddersfield unit until a decision over its future was made.
John Woodhead, chairman of the appeal, said: "It shows we remain committed to patient care there.
"At present we will carry on providing things for the unit.
"But we would have to reconsider our position if services move to Halifax.
"No decision has yet been made, but we would be outside the terms of our charity agreement if the money we were spending was not being spent in Huddersfield."
The appeal was set up in 1989 to help improve services for breast cancer patients.
The charity has since raised more than £1m including £300,000 to help build the pioneering breast care suite and oncology unit at the hospital.
Now a further £3,600 is being spent to replace old blood pressure monitoring equipment on the unit.
Mr Woodhead added: "We have an ongoing commitment and we are not walking away from that."