Health service views wanted as part of review

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Members of Calderdale Council’s People’s Commission are visiting venues in a series of public consultation events.

The People’s Commission is currently reviewing local health services and these events will give local people an opportunity to debate what services are needed now and in the future within Calderdale.

A meeting will take place at Brighouse Civic Hall on Friday, August 8, 4pm until 6.30pm.

The commission is made up of a panel of representatives, including Calderdale Councillors from the three main political parties and an independent chairman, Professor Andrew Kerslake, an associate director of the Institute of Public Care and an Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University.

Coun Tim Swift said: “These public events will really help the panel find out what is important to the people of Calderdale. We want local residents to come along and tell us what they think the way forward for health services in Calderdale should be, and what they value.

“Different members of the panel will be attending events around Calderdale, so we can then get together and discuss issues that have been raised.”

The People’s Commission is expected to report its recommendations to full council and the CCG in autumn 2014.