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Healthwatch Working Together across West Yorkshire – End of life care report


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


By Healthwatch working together in West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire End-of-life care

Dying in Kirklees – What matters. Dying Well Kirklees


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

End-of-life care Bereavement Dying Grief