Scrutiny Committee must stop consultation on unfit Right Care hospital cuts scheme


Jane Rendle, chair of Calderdale 38 Degrees NHS campaign and Jenny Shepherd, chair of Calderdale & Kirklees 999 Call for the NHS both made “deputation” statements at the Calderdale & Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (JHSC) meeting on 29 January 2016.

Jane pointed out that the clinical senate says there is no evidence that the new care models will deliver the required standard of care, and Jenny called on the JHSC to stop the consultation on the grounds that the proposals to be consulted on are not fit for purpose for the people of Calderdale and Kirklees.

Both campaign groups have now agreed to:

  • gather evidence to show clearly how the proposed hospital cuts and changes scheme is unfit for purpose
  • produce straightforward public information leaflets explaining how both the hospital cuts and changes scheme and the “Care Closer to Home” scheme are unfit for purpose
  • Produce a…

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