FEEDBACK from a public consultation into plans to shake-up Huddersfield's health services is already being considered, according to a hospital chief.

Diane Whittingham, chief executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, told board members yesterday that a special group had been set-up to look at information collected from the public so far.

She said: "There has been a steady stream of activity.

"We have held three major public meetings and are now into the remaining elements of the consultation process with drop-in sessions and workshops.

"The dialogue has been fairly high-profile.

"A group of people from across the PCTs (Primary Care Trusts) and the Trust will be looking at the feedback from the consultation process and that will be fed back in."

Talks were also under way with staff across the Trust, particularly those affected by the proposals.

"We are also having continual discussions internally with staff, particularly those affected by the changes and that will continue over the next few weeks."