HEALTH campaigners took their message about Huddersfield to Westminster today.
Protest group leaders John Kenny and Mary Grainger went to the capital to highlight the problems they fear the town faces, following last week's controversial decisions on future hospital care.
They joined a lobby in London of other health campaigners.
And they argued that many questions surrounding the changes in Huddersfield's health services are still unanswered.
Protest group Save Huddersfield NHS Services feel several issues have failed to be addressed.
Group treasurer Mr Kenny tried to read out a statement at the hospitals meeting but was refused.
He said: "Our health officials have racked up a financial black hole of no less than £6m in the last year.
"In an attempt to cut costs they cancelled operations and urged doctors to prescribe medicines only on a short term basis."
He said the public had not been given information on numbers of patients affected by each service change, details of the time scale and no evidence of a financial plan.
He said: "We as a group have spent weeks and months out on the streets of Huddersfield and surrounding villages, meeting patients, collecting signatures and encouraging people to write with their concerns.
"Fifty thousand plus people signed to oppose the proposals to transfer services from Huddersfield to Halifax.
"A further 3,000 people marched the streets of Huddersfield. They cannot understand the logic in this proposal.
"The Examiner in its telephone and email poll recorded a 90%-plus rejection of the proposals."
And his group still intend putting forward key questions to health chiefs.
Here are the questions Save Huddersfield NHS Services want answering.
* How much has the consultation process cost?
* What will be the affect of these changes on the total number of beds in the acute trust?
* How many letters has the trust received from the public supporting these changes?
* How many extra maternity beds will be provided at Calderdale under the trust's plans?
* Where can I read about the allowance to be made for increased demand for routine treatment for the increasingly elderly population of Huddersfield?
* As Calderdale is bound to pay Private Finance Iniative charges before any other costs, surely elective surgery or indeed any inpatient treatment must be cheaper at HRI?
* Given that all new NHS developments costing more than £5m must be undertaken as a PFI scheme, does the trust not agree that the sale of the St Luke's site is short-sighted?
* The trust has made much of its argument that surgery is increasingly specialised, why then does it farm out operations to small general units in the private sector?
* What plans does the trust have to reform itself to a state of financial solvency?