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 email@example.com or by phone on 01422 399 433.
Latest Reports > Social Care
Feedback on Overgate Hospice Services Now and in the Future
Overgate Hospice got in touch with Healthwatch Calderdale to ask if we could support them to gather feedback about their services currently and the services they would like to provide in the future. Overgate Hospice felt that working in partnership would help them to reach more people and, as Healthwatch Calderdale is an independent organisation, people would feel comfortable giving us their views.
Continuing Healthcare funding (2018)
These stories impact on some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We are concerned that funding pressures in the NHS are leading to assessments of people that are leaving people and their carers in a vulnerable position. We are aware of reduced Clinical Commissioning Group funding in this area, and want to understand the impact that this is having on patients and their carers.
Problems with wheelchair provision in Calderdale
What is the issue?
In early March 2017 we received information from patients in Calderdale and Kirklees, who had used the posture and mobility service, that they were concerned over long waiting lists and equipment which was unfit for purpose.
MAY 2018 UPDATE
Healthwatch welcomes over £1m to clear backlog in demand for wheelchairs in Calderdale and Kirklees. Kirklees and Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Groups have committed to invest over £1,086,409 by September 2018 to clear a backlog in demand for wheelchairs.
Adult Social Care
We are beginning our latest work into issues around adult social care in Calderdale.
As part of this we’d like to hear from people who use Adult Social Care services locally, whether that’s respite care, day services, supported living, home care or something else.
If you would like to tell us your story, or if you care for someone and would like to tell us about your experience, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.