Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
The Council is developing plans to respond to seasonal pressures for the period between October 2021 and March 2022 in consultation and partnership with our NHS partners. The seasonal pressure plan will potentially include the commissioning of both Care and Support at Home and residential based service provision as well as other services that support hospital discharge or enable people to remain independent at home.
The health and social care system face increased pressures during this period, particularly in the winter months that place increased demands on services. This year this is likely to be exacerbated by continued pressures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Seasonal pressure plans are designed to ensure discharges from hospital, avoid admission to hospital or increase the flow across health and social care and access to services during pressured periods.
Following the decision made by the Cabinet Member for Adult Services on the agreement of the Health and Social Care Seasonal Pressures Plan 2021/22 and commencement of procurement, the Executive Director, Adults and Health will be asked to approve the award of contract(s).
The Executive Director for Adults and Health, in consultation with the Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee has approved;
(1) the award of Contracts for Hospital Discharge Care Provision to Providers contracted through the Care and Support at Home Framework Agreement 2015, Framework Agreement for Domiciliary Care Spot Purchase Contract 2009 and Care and Support at Home Contingency Framework 2021;
(2) the award of Contracts for Domiciliary Care Rounds to Providers contracted through the Care and Support at Home Framework Agreement 2015; and
(3) the award of Contracts for Block Residential and Nursing Beds to Providers contracted through the West Sussex County Council Contract for Care Home Services 2007 Framework.
Urgent item?: Yes
Publication date: 08/11/2021
Date of decision: 08/11/2021