Local MP Robbie Moore has taken his campaign for a full rebuild of Airedale Hospital to Number 11 this week, meeting with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to make the economic case for the project.
The trip to Number 11 follows meetings between the local MP, the Health Secretary and the Prime Minister in January, with Mr Moore telling the Chancellor that a failure to act “would detriment our local economy and affect health care provision across West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and parts of East Lancashire.”
Mr Moore also referenced his two on-site visits to Airedale Hospital last month, calling them a “sobering reminder” of the need for a rebuild.
Robbie Moore MP said:
"Following my meetings with the Health Secretary and the Prime Minister, it was great to meet the Chancellor at number 11 to make the case for a full rebuild of the Airedale Hospital.
My two site visits to Airedale Hospital at the start of this year were a sobering reminder of the strain that Airedale hospital’s infrastructure is under, and I made it clear to the Chancellor that further ward closures at Airedale Hospital would detriment our local economy and affect health care provision across West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and parts of East Lancashire.
I will continue to campaign for an Airedale rebuild in Parliament and across all levels of government, as it is vital we have a fully equipped and modern hospital fit for my constituents in Keighley and much further afield.”