Agenda and minutes
Health Overview and Scrutiny Panel
Thursday, 15th September, 2011 5.00 pm
Venue: Committee Rooms 1 and 2 - Civic Centre. View directions
Contact: Sharon Pearson, Democratic Support Officer 023 8083 4597
Statement from the Chair
In accordance with accepted practice a statement was made by the Chair.
To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 26th July 2011 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.
RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 26th July 2011 be approved and signed as a correct record. (Copy of the minutes circulated with the agenda and appended to the signed minutes).
Report of the Executive Director of Health and Adult Social Care, providing a review of children’s congenital heart services in England and a report of the public consultation for the Panel to note and to consider whether to submit a further response to the review, attached.
The Panel received and commented on the report of the Executive Director of Health and Adult Social Care, providing details on the public consultation on 24th August 2011, the paper from Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust to members of the JCPCT on the retrieval of critically ill children from the Isle of Wight and associated letter from Jeremy Glyde, Safe and Sustainable Programme Director to Sir Neil McKay CB, Chair of the JCPCT regarding the retrieval of critically ill children from the Isle of Wight. (Copy of the report circulated with the agenda and appended to the signed minutes).
The Panel received a verbal presentation from Michael Marsh, Medical Director, Southampton University Hospitals Trust and Ali Ayres, Director Communications, Southampton University Hospitals Trust providing further information and clarity on the recent public consultation.
The main points from the report and presentation included:-
· The decision would be taken by the JCPC on 15th December 2011.
· Thanked the Panel for their support on this issue.
(i) that the report and presentation be noted; and
(ii) that a further response be submitted to the review, to include the following points:-
· Appropriate weighting be given to professional opinions and results that were skewed as a result of local campaigns be acknowledged and considered appropriately.
· That quality and excellent care be recognised as the most important principle and standard for the future configuration of services.
· That detailed responses be considered along side the report and in relation to the Panel’s previous response to the point concerning patient numbers and flows, PICU, interdependences, GUCHD and complex procedures be considered by the JCPCT in their decision making.
· That the report on the retrieval of critically ill children from the Isle of Wight and the associated letter from Jeremy Glyde be taken into consideration and that Southampton be treated with ... view the full minutes text for item 14.
Report of the Executive Director of Health and Adult Social Care providing an update on Adult Social Care Provider Market Issues, attached.
The Panel received and commented on the report of the Executive Director of Health and Adult Social Care, providing an outline written summary of the current position regarding the provision of contracted care in Southampton. (Copy of the report circulated with the agenda and appended to the signed minutes).
The Panel received a verbal update from Penny Furness-Smith, Executive Director of Health and Adult Social Care and Councillor White, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, providing further information and clarity on the current position.
The main points included:-
Ø Southampton Care UK - domiciliary care services – As a result of CQC’s inspection, 500 hours of care, which was 39 care packages and 20% of Southampton’s contract, had been relocated to other providers so that Southampton Care UK could concentrate on improving the quality of care. We are working with them to do this.
Ø Oak Lodge, a BUPA nursing care home service specialising in services for very vulnerable older people with dementia and end of life provision - An action plan for improvements for all residents had been agreed with CQC and as a result, new nursing staff had been recruited to support the unit; however, as new placements had been suspended, alternative provision had to be bought which was at a higher cost. The importance of engaging with the local GP community to support recovery was also highlighted.
Ø South Haven Lodge – we notified CQC of safeguarding concerns and were working with the home to secure improvements.
Ø Abbeycroft Residential Care Home – safeguarding concerns were investigated. Actions are being taken and cases reviewed.
Ø Tatchbury Manor Care Home – concerns raised by Hampshire County Council. Evaluating on a case by case basis if it was in the Southampton residents’ interests and safety to be moved. Working with Hampshire to support improvements.
Ø Domiciliary Care, KDCA – have gone into receivership. 200 hours of care needed to be re-provided via the framework contract. We underwrote staffing costs to ensure ... view the full minutes text for item 15.
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