Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Discharge to Assess with Reablement services are designed for hospital patients who are medically fit for discharge, but unable to immediately return home; it is a model recognised by NHS England as facilitating earlier discharge and/or reducing the number and length of delays in discharge from hospital for older people. There is a focus on these services of reablement which supports people to relearn skills with the aim of supporting people to be able to return home and avoid long term admission to residential care.
The key objectives delivered through Discharge to Assess are:
Contracts for the provision of Discharge to Assess with Reablement services were awarded in 2018, for an initial fixed term of 2-years with options to extend to a maximum of 5-years, through an EU Procurement exercise conducted following approval of Cabinet Decision AH0117-18. The initial extended contract term comes to an end on 31st March 2021. The Executive Director Adults and Health will be asked to approve the proposed plans for the future of these contracts.
The Executive Director of Adults and Health has approved;
(1)the extension of Discharge to Assess with Reablement contracts as outlined within the proposals, for a further 12 months until 31 March 2022 at a cost of £0.87m; and
of ten beds at the Shaw Healthcare service Burleys Wood from
Discharge to Assess with Reablement to nursing beds.
Publication date: 12/03/2021
Date of decision: 12/03/2021
Effective from: 24/03/2021