Good Endings Event, Leeds

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Leeds attended the event aimed at bringing together and sharing as many different viewpoints and experiences about what a good death would look like. Around 50 people, a mixture of volunteers and people who provide end of life services and support, attended the event. A funeral director shared experiences of supporting individuals and families from a range of cultural backgrounds. This was followed by presentation on the range of services, support and choices available in the Leeds area. Staff from a local hospice delivered a role play about shared understandings and language between relatives and professionals followed by a workshop on good communication and best provision of support when people know that they are dying. A number of key points resulted from the workshop and are listed. The afternoon workshop allowed for the collection of end of life care in a meaningful way. Five questions were considered by the workshop groups. Results will be used by service providers to design their new survey with the aim of hearing from more families and reaching all of the population. A summary of last year’s bereavement survey will be available early in 2018 which will be shared with all health and care commissioners as well as the palliative care network.

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General details

Report title 
Good Endings Event, Leeds
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Leeds
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
Type of report 
Other
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6639

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Social care services 
Hospice services
Hospice services at home
Community services 
Other

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
Cancer
Types of long term conditions 
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
50
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Not known
Does the information include other people's views? 
Yes
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Not known

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
No
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not known
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.