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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01422 399 433.
Latest Reports > Hospitals
Healthwatch in West Yorkshire highlights your issues with GPs, dentists and the cost-of-living crisis
Healthwatch, working together across West Yorkshire, has highlighted a range of challenges and issues being faced by members of our communities to those responsible for planning health and care services.
Download Files:Healthwatch Insight Report West Yorkshire Strategy
How delays to care during the COVID-19 pandemic have affected people in Calderdale
The waiting game
Since March 2020 we have had a lot of feedback from the public telling us about delays, difficulties and changes in NHS and social care services, due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting how these services were run. Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked collaboratively during 2021 to collect the experiences of people living in Calderdale and Kirklees during the Covid-19 pandemic who had experienced delays to health and social care for non-Covid related conditions since March 2020.
NHS Report Delivery Plan For Tackling The Covid-19 Backlog
New ideas for 999/111 and ambulance services (2017)
Throughout July & August 2016, Healthwatch across West Yorkshire spoke to patients about ideas the NHS has for improving the service people receive when they call 111 or 999?
Your opinions and suggestions were included in plans to develop ambulance services.
Healthwatch was asked by West Yorkshire and Harrogate health services to engage with patients, carers and the wider public.
We were asked to find out more about what people thought about possible new ways of providing the care that they need when they have a stroke or care for someone who has.
The engagement was aimed at people who have experienced a stroke but did include methods to capture the views of the wider public also.
Have you used urgent or emergency care within the past 12 months? (2017)
Maternity services (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.
Electronic patient records
Healthwatch Calderdale were approached by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust who asked us to help them get an understanding of patient experience of the new electronic patient record for outpatients.
Telephone and video outpatient appointments at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
On Wednesday December 11, Healthwatch Calderdale presented its engagement work into the use of telephone/video appointments to the Outpatient Clinic Transformation Board at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
Healthwatch Calderdale would like to thank all the groups and people who provided feedback to us.
Download Files:Outpatient clinic transformation project - final draft
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