The Kirkwood are here to support anyone affected by a life limiting illness, every step of the way. 

Right now over 3,000 people in Kirklees are living with an illness from which they will not recover. Many of them are approaching the end of their life. The reality is that there are not enough services to help these people live the best quality of life they can, we want to change that. 

The Kirkwood is not just a building, an In-Patient Unit or a place of care. We are a movement of people - motivated by the belief that everyone affected by a life limiting illness deserves the very best care. 

Our movement is vast. We are clinical and medical professionals. We are patients, carers and families. We are employees, volunteers and supporters. Together, we are The Kirkwood. The Kirkwood exists to improve the quality of life for local people, against all the odds. It's our reason for existing and the very essence of palliative care. 

Together; we support those in our care to live well and make the most of every single day. Even when time is short. We make the complex simple by focussing on what is important. And we support families to live on, and live well. The Kirkwood movement is united behind one common purpose - to Support Life.