Intermediate - Care
NHS Kirklees is committed to continuously improving the healthcare available to all the people living across the district.
As part of this continued work, an area that we are currently looking at is the existing Intermediate Care Service. Intermediate Care Services are those which help prevent people being unnecessarily admitted to hospital or those between hospital and home. They support people to get back their independence, mobility and confidence after an accident, illness or injury, or a deterioration in a condition.
Through a new Intermediate Tier Service, designed around patients and outcomes, we hope we will be able to reduce the numbers of avoidable acute admissions and treat more people in the community.
We aim to provide integrated and responsive rapid and urgent care support in the community to allow people to be supported in their home or in the residential care environment.
To help us make certain that the right services are going to be in place, we are seeking the views of various stakeholders, including clinicians and community care staff. We also want to hear from patients, carers, and voluntary and community organisations.
To help collect these, we have set up an online survey which asks a number of questions about services local people have received. We would really like to hear your views on these.
The survey should only take 10 minutes to complete. There are two surveys, one for patients and carers, and one for members of voluntary and community organisations. Please select the most relevant one to you below.
If you would like any further information, would prefer a paper copy of the survey or need some help completing it, please get in touch by calling the Engagement Team on 01484 464023/25.