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Halifax protest against A&E closure

by Martin Jones
Issue No. 2397

Some 300 people packed into a meeting in Halifax, West Yorkshire, to protest against the proposed closure of an A&E unit. 

The Unison union organised the meeting.

The local Trust’s preferred option is to close the A&E at Halifax Royal Infirmary. Other options include the closure of an A&E in nearby Huddersfield.

Campaigners agreed that is important to defend A&E, rather than let one town be played off against the other. Plans are being made for a big vibrant campaign. The Trust needs to save £50 million a year due to PFI debt.


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Tue 1 Apr 2014, 19:45 BST
Issue No. 2397
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