Hands off HRI are campaigning to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, its A&E and Acute Services.

We campaign locally. We support other health campaigners in Yorkshire and across the country. Together we can win.


Hands off HRI was set up in 2016 to campaign against the closure or downgrading of hospitals or health services within the Huddersfield and Calderdale area, particularly against the planned closure of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, its A&E department and acute services.

The Campaign intends to mount a legal challenge against Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s current plans for the removal of A&E and Acute Services from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. You can read more here.


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Unite for a Better World

Unite for a Better World

Oct 31, 2:00pm - Oct 31, 3:30pm

The death of George Floyd and a global pandemic have sparked an international movement to dismantle systemic racism, led by the Black Lives Matter movement all over the world. Local groups in Kirklees have set up an alliance committed to eradicate all forms of racism, colonialism and ethnic oppression from our communities. We need our institutions to protect both people and planet; to safeguard the right to protest and to live free of violence and discrimination.

Our aim is that the council and other public bodies communicate a clear anti-racist message throughout our education system, health service, police force and wider society.

We must bring an end to:
Underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in the workplace
The white, colonial narrative in our curriculum.
The disproportionate deaths of BAME patients in our hospitals
Migrant charges for NHS treatment

We need to protect both people and planet and work for a fairer, more equitable, inclusive society with respect and dignity for all.

We need to safeguard the right to protest and the right to live free of violence and discrimination.

We will challenge the status quo at every level!
Unity is Strength!

The time for change is now!
Invited speakers to include:

Rebecca Long-Bailey MP for Salford
Laura Pidcock National Secretary, Peoples Assembly
Weyman Bennett National Organiser, Stand up to Racism
Shabir Pandor Leader, Kirklees Council
Amanda Pinnock, Ashbrow Councillor
Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton, Black Lives Coalition

Plus many more

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Please sign our current petition. We want the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to veto the CCG plan for our hospital and advise the Secretary of State to release the funding to keep fully operational local NHS services in Huddersfield and Halifax.


Hands Off HRI are fundraising to pay for a Judicial Review, which we hope will stop the proposal to demolish Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.  The public have shown fantastic support far – please contribute what you can, every £1 helps!

Are you a current HRI user?

If you currently use HRI and the proposals would impact on you and your treatment,
we’d like to hear from you as it could strengthen our legal case.

What local people say

This is what the public think about the proposed plans for our hospital services.

"This is an unsafe proposal. Quite simply, people will die."


"A town the size of Huddersfield, that's continuing to grow with new houses and schools being built CANNOT be left with a substandard hospital facility and no A&E care"


"The town needs a viable health service and I don't accept that these plans deliver that. Why are we being asked to saddle the next generation with another PFI contract?"


"It puts lives at risk, profit before people and is part of the systematic dismantling of our NHS! Get your hands off!"