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Rapid Discharge Service and Discharge to Assess Live in Care

The purpose of this report is to seek approval from the Executive Member to extend the existing contracts for the Rapid Discharge Service (RDS) and Discharge to Assess Live in Care (LIC) contracts from the period of 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. These services support individuals who are Hampshire residents to return home from hospital or avoid admission to hospital.

The County Council is seeking approval to extend the above contracts for RDS and LIC services to meet existing and predicted high service levels, catering for an anticipated increase in demand over the forthcoming winter period which may be detrimentally affected further by a third wave of Covid 19.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or Savings > £1,000,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This appendix is not for publication as it contains exempt information within Paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information relating to information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings. Further, it is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing this information. While there may be a public interest in disclosing this information, namely that it promotes full transparency it is felt that, on balance, this is outweighed by other factors in favour of maintaining the exemption, namely the need for the County Council to obtain confidential legal advice.

Decision due: 21 Sep 2021 by Executive Member for Adult Services and Public Health

Lead director: Director of Adults' Health and Care

Contact: Denise Graham Email:

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