* provide assistance and cooperation to a JHSC
A spokesperson for Let's Save HRI - which gave several deputations at the meeting - said: "We are pleased that the JHSC
have referred the proposals to the secretary of state.
Mr Sheerman said he expected the JHSC
to refer the plan to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel - the specialist group that advises the Department for Health on restructuring proposals.
can't pretend that they didn't know this was going to be the case.
Clr Liz Smaje, joint chair of the JHSC
, confirmed they had been expecting the full documentation from the Greater Huddersfield and Calderdale clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) that they requested on February 23 by the end of June.
The first chance members of the public will get to see the document is on July 14 when it is uploaded to Kirklees Council's website, ahead of the Joint Health and Scrutiny Committee (JHSC) on July 21.
The JHSC will decide whether to give the unpopular plan the go-ahead or instead refer it to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel - who review significant NHS restructuring proposals for the Department of Health.
Members of the Kirklees and Calderdale joint health scrutiny (JHSC) panel have reacted with anger at the short notice they were given and have referred the matter to council scrutiny officers.
A CCGs spokesperson said: "NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and NHS Calderdale CCG are working closely with the JHSC to finalise consultation materials and agree the consultation launch date which we anticipate will be early February.
THE Examiner asked Clr Liz Smaje (inset), Kirklees' lead councillor for Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (JHSC
), what was being done to monitor the tender, why no meetings were scheduled to review it and if she was concerned about the impact on the hospital shake-up plan?
"We call upon the Calderdale and Kirklees Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (JHSC
) to use their powers to stop this tendering now.