Following a recent application for Judicial Review, permission to proceed has initially been declined. We have received the following statement from Irwin Mitchell, the law firm that is leading the case to challenge the proposed changes at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

“Our clients believe that the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has produced a flawed business case, which does not present all the necessary evidence or follow the government guidelines. We are now applying for an oral hearing in court to seek permission for a Judicial Review”

Mike Forster, Chair of Hands of HRI made this statement on behalf of the campaign committee. “This is a set back but we gave a commitment we would fight this all the way. We still have the independent appeal to the secretary of state and will be meeting the shadow health team and Jeremy Corbyn on 28th February. Our legal team are confidently pursuing a full hearing and we shall follow their progress keenly. ”