In Kirklees, over 3,800 people die yearly. For three-quarters of these people, death does not come suddenly. Instead, dying is a process that can take years, involving a progressive decline in functioning and frequent interactions with health and social care professionals. This means that there are earlier opportunities in people’s journeys to plan for their future care, supported by health and social care professionals.
Healthwatch Kirklees was asked to engage with people who had been bereaved in Kirklees to gather feedback on various aspects of care and support throughout their relatives’ or friends’ end-of-life journey. The findings and recommendations will be used to shape the work of the Dying Well Kirklees board.
In this report you’ll find:
• Key findings
• What’s working well and what could be improved
• Personal experiences and people’s ideas for improvements
• Changes we’d like to see and recommendations
To watch a short video highlighting what people told us, please click here
Bereavement support information
For contact details and links to information on what to do when someone dies and bereavement support services please click here