Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have announced that all their wards dealing with elderly patients will be centralised at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for the duration of this winter.
In a statement on their website they said:
“As part of our preparations for this winter and to ensure we are in the best position for our staff to be able to care for our patients we are centralising some services which are currently provided at both Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Hospital onto one of the sites only.
So, for the interim, and to ensure the care we provide is safe and situated close to all support services required:
* all wards for our elderly patients will be located together at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
* all cardiac and respiratory care will be provided at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
This means that patients on some of our wards will be transferred to the other hospital at our Trust over the next few weeks. Our patients and their families will be supported and kept fully informed. The moves will continue over the next few weeks until it they are all complete.”
Some wards have already moved with all wards completing moves by 12 December. A detailed list of the affected wards can be found on the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust website.