At Healthwatch Calderdale we work on a variety of projects. We respond to feedback from the public to help influence the direction of our work as well as participate in national cooperative work with other organisations. This allows Healthwatch to be reactive and flexible when new problems come up in the community.

If there are issues you think we should be working on, or there are any problems with any of the reports below, please contact us on info@healthwatchcalderdale.co.uk or by phone on 01422 399 433.

Latest Reports

Maternity services (2017)

31/03/2017

Following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) asked Healthwatch in Kirklees and Calderdale to support them to embed patient feedback in their maternity journey.  We worked with CHFT to help them improve the way they gather feedback and to look at how they can use feedback as a way to improve maternity services.

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Have you used urgent or emergency care within the past 12 months? (2017)

31/03/2017

During October 2016, we made 5 visits to A&E at Calderdale Royal Hospital to ask people why they had chosen to come to hospital for urgent and emergency care that day.
 
We found that most people go to the hospital for urgent and emergency care when they experience a health emergency or have an accident, however sometimes people go there for other reasons, for example when they can’t get an appointment with their GP or don’t know how to access out-of-hours services.
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Children and Young People


In 2019 Healthwatch Calderdale embarked on a project to collect the experiences of children and young people on health and social care.

The purpose of our project is to discover what matters most to children and young people in terms of health and social care.  

By Joanne Douglas
Children and Young People
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Long Term Plan #WhatWouldYouDo


What would you do to improve health and care services in Calderdale?

UPDATE: to find the full report of engagement findings click here

Health and care leaders, frontline health and care staff, patient groups and experts came together to produce a ten-year plan. It was published in January 2019 and aims to transform the health service over the next 10 years into one that is fit for the future, sustainable and where taxpayers’ investment is used effectively.

National work