Learning Disabilities Mortality Review
NHS Wakefield CCG has written the first LeDeR annual report.
LeDeR helps us learn how we can stop people with a learning disability from dying earlier than they should.
The LeDeR report tells us if there were any problems with some people’s care.
The annual report is about deaths in Wakefield that have been reported during 2019/20.
These are the deaths of people over four-years-old.
What we learnt
• Overall, Wakefield findings are similar to the national picture.
• Within the Wakefield district 23 deaths were notified to the programme in 2019/20.
• The majority of cases were male (74%) - this is higher than nationally at 58%**.
• For people with a learning disability the average* age of death was 63 years old.
• Women with a learning disability died on average at 63 years old.
• Men with a learning disability died on average at 64 years old.
• 96% of adults with learning disabilities whose deaths were reviewed were white - this is higher than nationally at 90%**.
• There was a rise in deaths during April 2019 and over Winter 2019/20.
• From the 23 individuals, 14 died in hospital - this compares similar to the national picture**.
• The most common confirmed cause of death for people with a learning disability was aspiration pneumonia. This is when you have a problem with your lungs and breathing.
• 80% of completed reviews concluded that people with learning disabilities received care that met or exceeded good practice - compared to 56% nationally**.
*average = median average
** National comparison based on 2019 LeDeR annual report