Health, care and wellbeing services during the Coronavirus pandemicDownload (PDF 1.04MB)
Summary of report content
Healthwatch Bury undertook a survey to find out more about people’s experiences of using health and social care services during the COVID-19 lockdown. A total of 89 surveys were completed.
Most people found it easy to find clear and understandable information about Coronavirus and how to keep themselves and others safe. The main source of information were TV/Press and Downing Street briefings and accessing newspapers online.
Nearly two thirds of the respondents (65%) stated that their mental health and wellbeing had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over two in five of those were reporting increased feelings of anxiety and social isolation.
Nearly half the respondents reported that their appointments or operation had been cancelled during the pandemic.
The report contains 4 recommendations aimed at addressing the main findings of the report.