HEALTH services in the area received more than 500 complaints last year.
Both the NHS Trust and Primary Care Trust dealt with 502 formal complaints relating to patient services.
But both are below the national average and all but four of the complaints were resolved at a local level.
Four were referred to the Healthcare Commission, who this week revealed that 140,000 complaints had been made nationally about health services in the UK last year.
The Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust dealt with 455 formal complaints in 2007, while Kirklees PCT received 47.
A spokeswoman for the NHS Trust said the vast majority resulted in a satisfactory outcome for the complainant.
The Trust spokeswoman added: “We are currently considering the (Healthcare Commission) report along with the Department of Health’s plans for changing the way complaints are managed in health and social care.”
In 2007 the NHS Trust treated almost 400,000 outpatients and about 90,000 inpatients.
Approximately 135,000 people attended the two Accident and Emergency departments within the Trust’s control.
The Primary Care Trust, which manages health facilities such as GP surgeries, received 47 complaints during the last 12 months.
They successfully dealt with 37 of them within their strict 25-day deadline.
A spokeswoman for Kirklees Primary Care Trust said: “Only one of the 47 complainants requested a review by the Healthcare Commission and this has happened quite recently.
“We feel that this low referral rate shows that the PCT is committed to listening and to dealing with patients’ complaints.
“Staff meet with complainants to try and resolve their concerns. Our aim is to make this a personal, rather than a bureaucratic service.
“This approach sometimes delays our response times but we believe it is paramount to the PCT resolving or bringing understanding to a complainant’s concerns.”
A report by the Healthcare Commission showed that complaints about a lack of basic nursing care, poor communication and overly-brisk GP consultations were among the key issues patients raised.
The watchdog is urging NHS trusts to learn from patients’ complaints and improve complaints handling.
Anna Walker, the Commission’s chief executive, said: “When you consider that millions of treatments are delivered by the NHS each year, it is encouraging to see the overwhelming majority of patients are happy with the care and treatment they receive.
“However, it is clear from the complaints referred on to the Commission that trusts have some way to go before they are effectively resolving the complaints they do receive and learning from the issues their patients raise.
“It is often a distressing and frustrating time for patients who feel they haven’t received the care they deserve.
“It is striking that so many people simply want an apology and steps taken to ensure the problem is not repeated.”