Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have unveiled the latest proposals and artists’ impressions for development work and new buildings at both Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital.
They include a brand new A&E building and an essential works programme of upgrading wards and theatres at HRI and an extension of hospital buildings with an A&E, Paediatrics A&E, superior Intensive Care Unit and theatres at CRH as well as a patient and staff car park.
All the specifics for the new proposals for both hospitals are available at:
Members of the community across Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield are being invited to share their views on the new developments proposed in advance of planning applications being submitted to the local councils of Calderdale and Kirklees in May. The deadline to do so is Monday March 29.
Craig Whittaker MP played a crucial role in lobbying for support and funding towards such developments within the local NHS trust the government to secure funding for the hospital reconfiguration. The £196.5 million proposals are funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and fully supported by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthcare Partnership. And Pending planning permission, it is hoped the work could be starting start this year at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and scheduled for completion complete in 2025.
The Trust’s Chair, Philip Lewer, said:
“This is very much an ongoing journey to ensure we provide the best hospital healthcare for patients and families in Huddersfield and Calderdale for now and for future generations.”
Craig Whittaker MP, commented:
“Providing a world-class Healthcare system is at the heart of our efforts to level up developments across the country, and this will also ensure that every patient receives the most top-quality treatment.
“The proposals build on what both my constituents and our local NHS has called for and will become the foundations for a health and care system which is more innovative, responsive, and better equipped to respond to the challenges of tomorrow.
“I encourage everyone to have their say on what they think should be included within these proposals.