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Unanimous vote to close Huddersfield's A and E unit

Unanimous vote for closure

The future of Huddersfield's Accident and Emergency Department has apparently been sealed after health bosses voted unanimously to approve controversial plans to close it.

In a move that's claimed could save millions of pounds AND improve healthcare, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary would be replaced with a hospital without an A & E.

Emergency care would be instead be centralised at Calderdale Royal in Halifax. But campaigners have consistently claimed lives would be put a risk. Adam Fowler reports.

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