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Palliative care (1516047-A)

1. What is the population covered by your Clinical Commissioning Group?

ONS Mid-2013 population estimates, the population of Calderdale is 206,400.

2. For the most recent year you have data for, what is the number of:

a) Adult deaths
b) Child deaths
c) Neo-natal deaths

Specific data on the number of deaths is not held within the CCG. Mortality rates for main disease groups can be located here:

http://www.phoutcomes.info/public-health-outcomesframework#gid/1000044/pat/6ati/102/page/1/nn//par/E12000003/are/E08000033www.gov.uk

3. How many patients have palliative care needs?

NHS Calderdale CCG does not hold this information and you would need to contact the providers who are Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust, Overgate Hospice and Marie Curie. We also have a third sector grant with “Forget Me Not” which provides children’s palliative care needs.

4. What services do you commission for specialist palliative care?

• Integrated End of Life Care Pathway
• End of life domiciliary care (various domiciliary care providers inc Marie Curie)
• Fast track domiciliary care (various domiciliary care providers)
• Overgate Hospice

5. Do you commission specialist palliative care services in a community setting ie Care home, hospice or acute setting? Yes/no? If yes, please specify?

Yes. Integrated End of Life Care Pathway, Marie Curie Respite Services and Overgate Hospice receives a grant for hospice services.

6. Do you have any future plans for new specialist palliative care services? Yes/no?

Only regarding the Integrated End of Life Care Pathway. The future plan is to evaluate the pilot and decide whether to continue commissioning it as a permanent service. We are also rolling out Electronic Palliative Care Co-Ordination

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