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Intermediate Care Bed Service (Part I and Part II Report)

Meeting: 27/11/2018 - Cabinet (Item 301)

301 Intermediate Care Bed Service

    Report by Corporate Director Dr Carlton Brand

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Cllr Jerry Wickham introduced a report on the extension of Intermediate Care Bed Service contracts for a further 12 months beyond March 2019 to enable a full Wiltshire bed review to be completed in order to ensure that the appropriate number and type of beds were commissioned across the system.

 

Cllr Thorn highlighted this was the second extension and considered that issues should have been addressed during the first extension period.  The councillor was disappointed to find patients referred to as customers in the report. The Cabinet confirmed that patients were very much considered as real people and were taken seriously. Legal advice was that the Council could proceed with a contract extension.

 

Resolved:

 

To approve an additional extension of the Intermediate Care Bed Service contracts as an exception for a further 12 months;

 

To delegate authority to the Corporate Director with responsibility for Adult Care to approve the contract variations needed to achieve the above;

 

To note a full review of bed based services will commence in September for completion in February. This will inform discussions with all providers, including the residential, nursing and intermediate care block providers, and then clearly identify how many and what type of beds will need to be commissioned. Time will be needed to fully engage with the market.

 

Reason for decision:

 

The current Intermediate Care bed service contracts will expire on 31st March 2019; this decision approves an additional extension of these contracts as an exception for a further 12 months to enable a full Wiltshire bed review to be completed in order to ensure that the  appropriate number and type of beds are commissioned across the system.


 

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