Why would you get rid of an emergency room?

United States
June 1, 2016 6:11pm CST
Not enough funding maybe? I don't know but that is what is happening now. I come across these things in some of the most backwards ways. I follow groups on fb for medieval history, mostly British history. This actually came about from a twitter user I follow who also does youtube. He was tagged in a post where he showed his support for keeping the emergency room. Anyway, here is the twitter account trying to stop the disbandment of the A&E department of a hospital in Huddersfield, UK. What I don't understand is in the about me, the last line is "join us in saving our NHS." NHS is the national health plan in the UK, so it threw me for a loop when the actual goal is to save a A&E department. Maybe it's just over my head... most likely.
The latest Tweets from Hands off Hudds A&E (@HandsoffHRI). The Official Twitter account for #HandsoffHRI. #HandsoffHRI Community led campaign to save Huddersfield Accident and Emergency. Join us in saving our NHS. Huddersfield, England
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@jaboUK (53529)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 16
They did away with the A and E department in our town in England years ago, in the interests of saving money. This is in a town where half the population rides horses for a living - falling off and accidents are frequent. Now we have to travel half an hour to the nearest big town.
• United States
2 Jun 16
It makes no sense to me! I also don't understand why they aren't trying to allocate funds or ways to save the department! Like you said, a A and E department closing means more travel for those who need it the most WHEN they need the most.
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@jaboUK (53529)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Exactly - we got up petitions and protests, but it made not a bit of difference.