Save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary #HandsOffHRI

Save Our Hospital Hands Off HRI

Hands Off HRI!

We are Hands Off HRI - a steadily growing community of people in Kirklees and Calderdale - already over 48,000 strong.

For a brief history of our campaign
in TV News Reports, see:
#HandsOffHRI YouTube Channel

We are shocked by the proposals from Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups to dismantle Huddersfield Royal Infirmary which serves nearly a quarter of a million people. The proposals include downgrading the hospital's services, reducing the hospital's beds and down-banding the HRI Accident & Emergency unit, moving Specialist Emergency Care to Halifax.

Explore the links (top-right) to find out how you can join us, get involved with #handsoffhri and make sure your voice is heard.

Please help us with our fundraising

To date we have successfully raised... £15,287.85

Our many thanks to these local businesses and organisations...

To find out more about why we need to raise funds and what we are doing to keep up fundraising momentum, please see our:

Hands Off HRI Campaign Fundraising Page

RCRTRPReport

RCRTRP Independent Report Of Findings (August 2016)

The RCRTRP Independent Report of Findings has been published by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.

Title: RCRTRP Independent Report Of Findings

Published: August 2016

Author: Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Please read the report and share this website homepage (handsoffhri.org) with friends and family members so that they can read it too.

Many thanks!

#HandsOffHRI

RCRTRPReport

RCRTRP Independent Report Of Findings (August 2016)

The RCRTRP Independent Report of Findings has been published by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.

Title: RCRTRP Independent Report Of Findings

Published: August 2016

Author: Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Please read the report and share this website homepage (handsoffhri.org) with friends and family members so that they can read it too.

Many thanks!

#HandsOffHRI

RCRTRPReport

RCRTRP Independent Report Of Findings (August 2016)

The RCRTRP Independent Report of Findings has been published by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.

Title: RCRTRP Independent Report Of Findings

Published: August 2016

Author: Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Please read the report and share this website homepage (handsoffhri.org) with friends and family members so that they can read it too.

Many thanks!

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#HandsOffHRI Campaign Statements

Public to Lobby Kirklees Council at
Huddersfield Town Hall on Weds, 14th September

Important Notice to All:

The public will be lobbying the Kirklees Council Meeting on Wednesday, 14th September.

See: Kirklees Councillors Must Protect local NHS Services on Weds, 14th September

We will be gathering outside Huddersfield Town Hall from 16:30 onwards.

If you are at work, please come to the Town Hall directly after work.

The Council Meeting starts at 18:00.

Please try your very best to make it to Huddersfield Town Hall for 16:30 onwards on Wednesday, 14th September.

It's really, REALLY important that we show our strength of feelings to the Council.

We need the Kirklees Council to fully represent the sentiments of the community and to reject the CCG's Hospitals Reconfiguration Proposal.

We will NOT get a second chance
to talk to Kirklees Councillors
face to face in numbers.

See: Kirklees Councillors Must Protect local NHS Services on Weds, 14th September

Do come along with a friend or a family member or a colleague - we look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for your support and your numbers - we really need both.

#HandsOffHRI

P.S. For more information, please read:
Kirklees Councillors Must Protect local NHS Services on Weds, 14th September

Hands Off HRI Campaign -

*****REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT*******

As some of you may know, on Friday, 30th September, the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee will be meeting to discuss their report on the proposals.

The best outcome for us as a group would be for them to refer the matter for independent review.

So we would impore you ALL to email your local councillor to ask them to request that the matter is referred.

We would also be hugely grateful if you could also email the scrutiny members to ask that they refer the matter.

To help make it easier for you all, here is the three step process:

  1. Find your councillor on this list of local councillors and scrutiny members:
    https://docs.google.com/…/1YJqjOJdf8SVZtqOTK51pvk8FXC…/edit
  2. Complete this open letter and email it to your councillor:
    https://docs.google.com/…/1YJqjOJdf8SVZtqOTK51pvk8FXC…/edit
  3. Complete this open letter and email it to the Joint Health Scrutiny Members:
    https://docs.google.com/…/1YJqjOJdf8SVZtqOTK51pvk8FXC…/edit

This is our best chance for moving forward so please feel free to share with all your friends and family.

Let's work together and get as many emails out as possible!

#HandsOffHRI

Hands Off HRI Campaign on the
RCRTRP Public Consultation

We have now had time to consider the results of the RCRTRP Public Consultation.

With 80% of Huddersfield residents and a third of Calderdale residents disagreeing with the proposals, it is very clear that residents do NOT want to see the CCG's proposed changes to hospital services implemented.

In a question and answer session (see: The Examiner on 14th March 2016), Dr. Steve Ollerton said that the CCGs would be trying to convince people that these proposals were a good idea.

From the responses shown, they have clearly failed to do this.

We believe that the CCG have not been able to convince people of these plans, not because we don't understand them but because they are not safe. The issues raised will be considered after the decision on the proposals and therefore there is no evidence that these issues can be resolved.

The CCGs have failed to convince us that these plans are safe, cost effective and in our best interests.

The Hands Off HRI Campaign has never refused to accept any change, we just do not accept these proposals. We have repeatedly asked the CCG to go back to the drawing board and they have repeatedly refused to do so.

In an interview with The Examiner, Dr. Ollerton stated: "Whatever we do, we are going to have to change things." without indicating that the CCGs have any intention of listening to the public or seeking to win back the public's trust and respect.

Dr. Ollerton is also a partner in a private practice in Denby Dale which stands to directly benefit from the downgrading and / or closure of local services. The growing trend is for services to be outsourced to private practice where the NHS can no longer meet demand. Clearly this will be the case if our services are axed and there is a very clear and unambiguous conflict of interest in Dr. Ollerton's case. He is massively compromised in being the author of these proposals.

During the Hands off HRI's People's Question Time on 26th April, at the University of Huddersfield, Dr. Alan Brook admitted to having involvement in the PFI deal that sees us in so much deficit now. There has since been mention of a PF2...

We cannot allow this man to have any more involvement with the future of Calderdale's hospital services.

We therefore believe that the only appropriate course of action now would be for Dr. Steve Ollerton and Dr. Alan Brook to resign from their positions as chairs of the Greater Huddersfield CCG and the Calderdale CCG.

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Hands Off HRI Supporters include...

Sir Patrick Stewart

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Ricky Wilson

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Zöe Lucker

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Lena Headey

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Joanne Harris

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Eorl Crabtree

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Roger Davies

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Natalie Gavin

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Irvine Welsh

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Ben Miller

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Jeremy Corbyn MP

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Tom Watson MP

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Tim Farron MP

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Natalie Bennett

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Michael Sheen

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David Arnold

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Jeff Stelling

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Tasmin Archer

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Peter Andre

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Nell McAndrew

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Linford Christie

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Melanie Sykes

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The Vamps

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Danny Dyer

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Sarah Millican

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Dave Prentis

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Marian Keyes

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Alex Brooker

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Janet Ellis

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Matt Lucas

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Alan Davies

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Phil Jupitus

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Jason Manford

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Johnny Vegas

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Jake Canuso

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Tyrone Nurse

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Vernon Kay

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Fred Fairbrass

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Les Dennis

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Gail Porter

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Linda Robson

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Fern Britton

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Russell Grant

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Christopher Biggins

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Bez from Happy Mondays

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Speedo Shy

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Jason McCartney MP

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Barry Sheerman MP

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Paula Sherriff MP

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Harry Leslie Smith

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Dallas Nurses

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Atlanta Nurses

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