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We want you to have a say in helping to shape the services we offer across Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale and Craven.

By taking part in consultations and engagement, we get to understand your views and priorities better. This improves our decision-making when considering the full range of options available when a significant decision needs to be made.

On this page you will find the online consultations and engagement available to take part in at the moment:

Outpatient services at Shipley Hospital: Tell us your views

We are thinking about the future of the services provided at Shipley Hospital and would like to hear what you think about the outpatient services provided there.  No decisions about the services, or the hospital, have been made; we will use your views to help us think about how and where the services should be provided in the future.

Your answers to the questionnaire on page two of the engagement document will help us to understand your preferences about how outpatient health services (such as physiotherapy or x-ray) are provided.  They will also help us to think how and where these services may be offered in the future, and to plan and run a future consultation about our proposals for the services.

Shipley Hospital – the buildingShipley Hospital 3

Built over 100 years ago, Shipley Hospital (at 98 Kirkgate, Shipley BD18 3LT) is a large converted house.  Over time, it was a maternity home and a community hospital.  Today, outpatient services and a support group occupy the ground floor.  The first floor inpatient ward was closed in May 2010 because of significant fire safety issues.

Whilst it is safe to provide services to patients on the ground floor, the building continues to pose issues for staff and patients due to its age and condition.  Frequently there are issues with the roof and the fabric of the building, for example.   Sadly, the age and structure of the building mean it is not possible to improve the standard to that of a modern, purpose-built, health facility.   This is why we are considering the future of the services at the hospital.  If these move to other locations, the hospital could be closed and proceeds from its sale returned to the NHS.

Services at Shipley Hospital

NHS services include physiotherapy (five days) and occupational therapy (four half days), x-ray (four mornings), and outpatient clinics (one half day a week) for general surgery and memory assessment, and two half day sessions for older people’s psychiatry.  Bradford Bereavement Support also provides a counselling service (two days).

What happens next?

Before making any final decisions about the services, we will talk to you again about what we have heard as a result of this engagement, and how this information has influenced our proposals for the future.  At this time, we will present full proposals for the future for you to comment upon.

Thank you for taking time to help us plan the future of your health services.

You can share your views online via a survey, you can access this survey here

Or by printing off, and completing, this form and returning to:


(please note that this is the full address and, for Royal Mail purposes, must be set out exactly as above)

You can also come along to one of the drop-in events, these will be held on the following dates: 

The closing date for your comments is 22 November 2019.

Happy, healthy at home 

Community partnerships are a way of helping to keep people Happy, Healthy, at Home by providing joined up health, care and wellbeing services in their local community through local decision-making and partnership working. 

As community partnerships develop across Bradford district and Craven, it’s vital that local people are involved and represented. Healthwatch and community partnerships are working together to ensure that communities and individuals can be involved and heard.

Healthwatch and community partnerships want to understand from you what keeps you Happy, Healthy, at Home. They will be feeding back your views to health and social care partners so that we can all work together to build a healthier future for the people of Bradford District and Craven.

To find out more and to get involved, visit the Healthwatch Bradford website

The engagement ends in January 2020. 

Healthwatch stroke project

Healthwatch Bradford is capturing the experiences of patients and carers to improve stroke services across Bradford District and Craven. The project aims to use these experiences to influence and improve services and patient experience. We are also working towards ensuring that community groups, organisations and individuals are connected to the service improvement Project Group and are consulted, and to establish a network (Stroke Community of Interest) for the exchange of information and ideas.

The project will run until the end of 2019. Further information about the Healthwatch Stroke Project is available here

We are not the only organisation that sets up consultations on issues that may affect your health and care.

Healthwatch are running a short survey for women who are pregnant or have had a baby in the past three years to help us better understand maternal mental health services.

Mencap are running a learning disability survey for adults in the UK.

You can visit Bradford Council's consultations page here.

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership consultations page is here.

There is also information on national NHS England consultation's here.

How we share information

During consultations and engagement, people tell us what matters most to them about the services involved, and we record this information. When reporting back on what people have told us, we do not share or publish any information which identifies individual responses, but may use anonymous quotes from people's answers to highlight themes. We analyse all the responses to surveys, engagement and consultation to identify important themes in what people tell us. 

To view details of previous engagement and consultations, click here.