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Residents reject plans to close Huddersfield A & E

Controversial plans to close Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's Accident and Emergency department and centralise emergency care at Calderdale Royal Hospital, in Halifax have been given the thumbs down by local residents.

The results of a 14-week consultation have been released and 80% of people living in Huddersfield who completed the official survey believe it would make the care they receive worse, with 50% of both Huddersfield and Calderdale residents saying the plan would lead to a decline in their care.

A final decision will be made on 20 October.

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number of people who took part in survey