Project to collect and present the experiences of people receiving end-of-life care and their loved ones, particularly those facing inequality and inequity, so that the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (WY ICB) can make changes that improve services for everyone in the West Yorkshire region.
In this report you’ll find:
- What we already know about end-of-life care
- What we have learned
- Health inequalities review
- Findings by place: Bradford District & Craven, Leeds, Wakefield District, Kirklees and Calderdale
- Next steps
NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (WY ICB) approached Healthwatch after committing to developing an end-of-life care vision to ensure residents of West Yorkshire receive the support they need and can die in a place of their choice, with consideration given to what and who matters to them. NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (WY ICB) wants this vision to be informed by the experiences, positive or otherwise, of people who come into contact with end-of-life care services. It particularly wanted to hear the voices of people who experience inequality and inequity. NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (WY ICB) commissioned Healthwatch in West Yorkshire to gather the views and experiences of people living in each of the five areas covered by Healthwatch Leeds, Healthwatch Bradford District & Craven, Healthwatch Kirklees, Healthwatch Calderdale and Healthwatch Wakefield who receive end of life care (or have a loved one who does), in relation to the six ambitions set out in the national Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care framework.
On behalf of Healthwatch, we would like to say a sincere “thank you” to everyone who has contributed to this project, and most of all to the West Yorkshire residents who shared their stories with us. We hope you feel this report does you at least some justice and honours your wishes to make sure everyone is cared for well at the end of their life.
Download ‘People’s experiences of end of life care West Yorkshire Report’ below