Health bosses will decide whether to press ahead with a radical reorganisation of hospital services at a meeting this afternoon.
Plans to centralise accident and emergency treatment at Pinderfields Hospital, reduce hospital stays and cut the number of beds at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust will be discussed at Ossett Town Hall from 12.30pm.
Dewsbury’s A&E department would be downgraded to an urgent care centre treating minor ailments as critically-ill and injured patients are transferred to Wakefield.
Dewsbury would also lose its consultant-led maternity unit as some births are also transferred to Pinderfields under the £38m scheme.
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