Venue: Room 0.25, EII South, The Castle, Winchester
Apologies for absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Councillor Harrison. Councillor Hiscock was in attendance as a deputy member.
To receive any deputations notified under Standing Order 12.
There were no deputations.
Declarations of Interest
All Members who believe they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter to be considered at the meeting must declare that interest and, having regard to Part 3 Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members’ Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore all Members with a Personal Interest in a matter being considered at the meeting should consider, having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 4 of the Code, whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 5 of the Code, consider whether it is appropriate to leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.
Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter considered at the meeting they must declare that interest at the time of the relevant debate and, having regard to the
circumstances described in Part 3, Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's
Members' Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Personal interest in a matter being considered at the meeting they considered whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 5 of the Code, considered whether it was appropriate to leave the meeting whilst the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.
Cllr A Joy declared an non-pecuniary interest as a past patient of Hampshire Hospitals.
Cllr Porter declared an interest as portfolio holder for Place at Winchester City Council.
To review the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2023.
The minutes of the previous meeting held on 20 September 2023 were agreed.
To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.
The Chariman noted that the Health & Adult Social Care Committee would be meeting on 21 November and anything arising today would be reported on there.
To receive the draft consultation plan
The Chairman welcomed NHS colleagues to the meeting.
The Committee received a presentation from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (the ICB) and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust (the Trust) setting out the background to the Hampshire Together programme, recent developments and plans for a public consultation exercise.
As part of the presentation, the following was noted:
· The consultation was planned to run for 12 weeks with the start date not yet confirmed. An overview of planned consultation and engagement activity was set out for Members.
· It was confirmed that there would be a 24 hour Urgent Care service on both sites under all options.
· The final decision was expected to be made later in 2024 by the Integrated Care Board.
· the new facility was expected to operate from 2032 and this passage of time would be factored into the engagement.
· Assurance would be provided around “you said, we did” and that any respondent personal data would not be sold on.
· The JHOSC would have the opportunity to review the wording of the public questionnaire.
The potential effects on Southampton Hospital of changes to services provided in Winchester was noted. The final draft of the consultation document would be shared with Committee members before the consultation was launched.
That the Joint Committee note the update.
To discuss how the Joint Committee would like to be directly consulted with during the formal consultation period
The Committee had received the consultation plan circulated (Item 6 in the minute book).
The proposed approach of focusing on specific services each week was welcomed. This would include themes such as cardiac services, emergency care, cancer care. The role of the Readership Panel in refining the consultation documents and associated questions was noted. Feedback on the response to points arising from the consultation would be published.
RESOLVED that the Committee accepts the consultation plan subject to the comments made to the NHS representatives in the meeting, summarised above.