Halifax Courier - - Front Page - By Don Mort

An ex­panded Calderdale Royal Hos­pi­tal would have up to 700 beds along with beefedup A&E ser­vices serv­ing both Hal­i­fax and Hud­der­s­field. The re­vamped hos­pi­tal could also house a new state-of-theart chil­dren’s A&E, pro­vid­ing ded­i­cated pae­di­atric emer­gency care for fam­i­lies in two dis­tricts for the first time.

More de­tails of a planned shake-up have been re­leased by Na­tional Health Ser­vice bosses ahead of a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

The plans would tackle a £280m fund­ing gap - but travel times to hos­pi­tal could rise and Hud­der­s­field would lose its A&E and 280 beds.

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