Issue details

Hospital Discharge Care Commissioning

Key decision report AS02 21/22  sets out the plans over winter 21/22 for the council to commission services to support hospital discharge and additional pressures in health and social care, commencing with an initial term up to 31 March 22 (along with key decision for approval to award contracts in the report: OKD27 (21/22). Initiatives included a mixture of care to be provided within a person’s own home as well as short stay beds within residential and nursing care settings. Subsequently in March 2022 the report OKD61(21/22) was published confirming plans to extend the majority of these arrangements until 30 June 2022.


Since the last report, the Integrated Care System (ICS) partners have been working together to develop a plan for hospital discharge arrangements.  In the interim partners have identified funding for the second quarter of the financial year 22/23 and a transition plan to support the delivery of services whilst the longer term arrangements are developed.  In order to support this transition plan, the proposal is to extend home first care services and commission additional provision where available whilst the council’s commissioned block provision for seasonal pressures in residential services scales down and comes to an end for the current time. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/05/2022

Decision due: June 2022 by Director of Adults and Health

Lead member: Director of Adults and Health

Lead director: Alan Sinclair

Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex, Tel: 033 022 23748.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made via the officer contact.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050


Background papers

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