Learning Disabilities Mortality Review
NHS Wakefield CCG has written the second LeDeR annual report.
LeDeR is about stopping people with a learning disability from dying earlier than they should.
The annual report is about deaths in Wakefield that have been reported to the LeDeR programme during 2020/21.
What we learnt
- Within the Wakefield district 20 deaths were notified to the programme in 2020/21.
- The majority of cases were male (60%) - this is higher than nationally at 57%.
- For people with a learning disability the average* age of death was 67.5 years old.
- Women with a learning disability died on average at 62 years old.
- Men with a learning disability died on average at 69 years old.
- All the people whose deaths were reviewed were white - this is higher than nationally at 92%.
- There was a rise in deaths during Spring and Summer 2020 – this reflects the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- From the 20 individuals, 12 died in hospital - this compares similar to the national picture.
- The most common confirmed cause of death for people with a learning disability was pneumonia and coronarvirus/Covid-19. Both these diseases are when you have a problem with your lungs and breathing.
- 84% of completed reviews concluded that people with learning disabilities received care that was satisfactory, good or excellent.
- All reviews showed people’s health and wellbeing had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
*average = median average
Full annual report. (Please note: this report may not be accessible using screen reader technology. To request information in an accessible format, please contact wakccg.Contactus@nhs.net)