Health and Social Care in West Sussex are working together to develop and implement a pathway for people who are medically fit for discharge from acute hospitals but who may have continuing health or social care needs. People meeting these criteria and who do not require 24 hour care would be supported to return home immediately through this ‘Home First’ pathway without having their care needs assessed in hospital. The service will provide support to meet people’s immediate needs at home whilst an assessment is completed. Following this assessment the need for ongoing support will then be considered. The aim will be to maximise the use of community support and to enable people to remain living as independently as possible.
This decision commissions hospital discharge social care services, which will form one part of the multi-agency support that will be provided to patients on their return home. This includes plans to provide a county wide cohesive service that aligns with health services and enables the ‘Home First’ care pathway to be fully implemented across West Sussex.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/07/2019
Decision due: August 2019 by Executive Director People Services
Lead member: Kim Curry, Executive Director Adults and Health firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead director: Kim Curry
Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex,gov.uk Tel: 033 022 23748.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Director of Adults Services, via the officer contact, in the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
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