Stroke services engagement report-West Yorkshire and HarrogateDownload (PDF 1.15MB)
Summary of report contentAcross West Yorkshire and Harrogate, health and social care services, including the NHS, are working together to look at better ways of delivering care for people who have a stroke. This has been highlighted as a priority in the draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for the area. Before decisions were made on the future of stroke services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, Healthwatch organisations across the area wanted to find out what people think about the services that are currently provided and what would be important to them should they have a stroke, or care for someone who has now or in the future. The engagement ran for six weeks, commencing on Wednesday 1st February until Wednesday 15th March 2017. A survey was designed to gain feedback from people who had experienced a stroke, the wider public and key stakeholders. Healthwatch organisations received 940 completed surveys either via face to face engagement activities (830, 88%) or social media advertising (110, 12%). Of these, 49.2% had previously had a stroke. The key themes from the existing data and the engagement were as follows: changes to stroke services; acute stroke services; discharge process; stroke services in the community; awareness and prevention.
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Stroke services engagement report-West Yorkshire and Harrogate
Date of publication
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
Date evidence capture began
Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
Date evidence capture finished
Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
Type of report
Continuity of care
Integration of services
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner?
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability Transformation Partnership, Healthwatch Calderdale, Healthwatch Kirklees, Healthwatch Leeds, Healthwatch North Yorkshire and Healthwatch Wakefield
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Secondary care services
Acute services with overnight beds
Community healthcare and nursing services
Number of people who shared their views
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Types of health and care professionals engaged
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?
What type of impact was determined?
Network related impact