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.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/02/2020
Decision due: 30 June 2020 by Interim Executive Director Adults and Health
Lead member: Alan Adams, Interim Executive Director for Adults & Health (DASS) firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Executive Director Adults and Health via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 022 26050
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