Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

A & E: proposals revisited

by lindawilkinson on 23 March, 2014

I’m concerned over plans to save £160m on our health services over the next five years. One plan would include closing the A & E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, leaving the nearest A & E at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax. I remember the campaign against moving maternity services from Huddersfield to Halifax. One […]

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The Trim Trail: open for business!

by lindawilkinson on 21 June, 2013

An update on the Fernside Park Trim Trail: it’s open for business! Kirklees has installed a one-kilometre activity trail around the edge of the park. It incorporates a running track with seven pieces of equipment such as chin up bars, sit up areas and parallel bars. The idea is to get the whole community active, and it complements the […]

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Cold weather payments

by lindawilkinson on 1 December, 2012

As you may be aware, a Cold Weather Payment of £25 per week is made by the Department for Work and Pensions to people on certain benefits. This payment is made automatically when the temperature in the area drops to an average of 0°C or below for seven consecutive days. The payment is a fixed amount […]

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