To: Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Save Castleberg Hospital

Save Castleberg Hospital

Keep Castleberg Hospital open as a rehab unit

Why is this important?

Castleberg Hospital is a small cottage hospital in Settle where I recently spent two and a half weeks as a patient. Living in a rural community these small hospitals are important in terms of travelling for treatment or visiting.

In November Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) launched a three-month consultation about the community health service. There are two options the consultation is looking at:
1. continue to provide inpatient care in the community and repair or restore Castleberg Hospital
2. provide more care in people’s home or another community place and close Castleberg Hospital

Losing Castleberg Hospital would be a huge loss to the area and would mean patients will have to travel further for care. Please sign the petition and make sure we keep the service open.

Settle, North Yorkshire

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Reasons for signing

  • It is a vital stepping stone for patients who no longer need to stay in hospital but are not ready to live independently at home
  • Provides such a vital resource in the rural community. Not everyone can be cared for at home & other options eg. hospitals, hospices are a long way away. Often family members & friends are unable to visit.
  • A valuable service needed in the area.


2017-12-21 23:43:50 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-12-16 20:16:29 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-12-15 18:43:47 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-12-15 09:51:32 +0000

10 signatures reached