Hundreds of people turned out to show their opposition to plans that could lead to the closure of Calderdale Royal Hospital’s A and E department.
The non-political march, organised by Savile Park man Gary Scott, set off from Hunger Hill, Halifax, and finished at Northgate House, and along the way participants will hand out leaflets.
Mr Scott said: “That was fantastic. I was almost crying with the amount of people that have come out today to show what they think about the changes to the NHS in Calderdale and Huddersfield.
“I’m really overwhelmed. I’m sort of speechless. It was so many different kinds of people as well who have come together and this is just the start now.”
Mr Scott said the next protest event will be a meeting at North Bridge Leisure Centre, on March 29, from at 12.30pm. Organised by Unison there will be a panel of speakers including GPs, politicians and others.