Decision Maker: Interim 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.
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 AH01_17-18.
The initial contract term comes to an end on 31st March 2020, an extension of 1 year has been requested by Adults Operations to support the Adults and Health Step-Up, Step-Down programme.
The Interim Executive Director Adults and Health (DASS) is asked to agree the extension of the existing contracts for 1 year.
The Interim Executive Director Adults and Health has approved the extension of discharge to assess with reablement contracts listed in (1),(2) and (3) below, as detailed in 2.1 of this report, for a further 12 months until 31 March 2021.
(1) Assured Care Services – The Heathers
(2) Adelaide Healthcare Ltd – Bletchingley
(3) Fulford Care Home
Publication date: 04/06/2020
Date of decision: 04/06/2020
Effective from: 16/06/2020