Decision details

Re-purposing of Care Home Beds to support Hospital Discharge of Covid patients

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Adult Services and Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To vary contracts between the council and the service providers known as Gloucestershire Care Partnership (GCP) and The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) for the purpose of re-purposing specified areas within care homes operated by such service providers in order to support the council’s “Hospital Discharge to Assess” process by the providing of Assessment Beds for Covid19 negative and Covid19 positive service users.

To agree that the arrangements require a level of flexibility with the need for beds potentially increasing or decreasing over the coming months. This flexibility is accepted within the scope of this decision as long as GCCG agree to continue to fund the changes and a June review is agreed to ascertain any needs post July 2021 which will allow time for any required future governance.

Due to the emergency nature of the circumstances surrounding Covid, the following Procurement procedures will apply:

- Windsor Street beds under the Light Touch Regime and Reg 32 (Direct award in an emergency)
- Ashley, Kingham, Millbrook and Chestnut under the Light Touch Regime and Reg 72, variation to an existing contract.

To authorise the Assistant Director of Legal Services to execute such contract variations under seal.

Due to reasons of urgency, to enter into interim Heads of Agreement with GCP and OSJCT prior to formalising such contract variations in order to provide them with assurances with regard to the intended nature of such variations.

All costs in respect of the Covid19 Hospital Discharge Beds will be met by the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG). This has been confirmed in writing by Director of Finance from GCCG.

Decision:

To vary contracts between the council and the service providers known as Gloucestershire Care Partnership (GCP) and The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) for the purpose of re-purposing specified areas within care homes operated by such service providers in order to support the council’s “Hospital Discharge to Assess” process by the providing of Assessment Beds for Covid19 negative and Covid19 positive service users.

 

To agree that the arrangements require a level of flexibility with the need for beds potentially increasing or decreasing over the coming months. This flexibility is accepted within the scope of this decision as long as GCCG agree to continue to fund the changes and a June review is agreed to ascertain any needs post July 2021 which will allow time for any required future governance.

 

Due to the emergency nature of the circumstances surrounding Covid, the following Procurement procedures will apply:

 

-       Windsor Street beds under the Light Touch Regime and Reg 32 (Direct award in an emergency)

-       Ashley, Kingham, Millbrook and Chestnut under the Light Touch Regime and Reg 72, variation to an existing contract.

 

To authorise the Assistant Director of Legal Services to execute such contract variations under seal.

 

Due to reasons of urgency, to enter into interim Heads of Agreement with GCP and OSJCT prior to formalising such contract variations in order to provide them with assurances with regard to the intended nature of such variations.

 

All costs in respect of the Covid19 Hospital Discharge Beds will be met by the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG).  This has been confirmed in writing by Director of Finance from GCCG.

 

Publication date: 14/02/2021

Date of decision: 22/01/2021

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