Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek permission to re-procure the delivery
of a home from hospital service
To proceed with the re-procurement of the Home
from Hospital Service.
Home from Hospital Schemes have been
identified as enabling safe and timely discharge from
The service provides timely, responsive and flexible discharge support to maximise a person’s potential to remain safe and independent at home. North Yorkshire County Council are seeking to provide practical support to people who require such support, on their return home to facilitate timely and appropriate discharge. The Council is seeking to re-procure the Home from Hospital service for a period of 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years.
There is currently no option to provide the
Home from Hospital service in-house. Time constraints make bringing
the service in-house challenging. The cost to implement an in-house
service may be greater than the preferred option available. There
would be a risk that the effort taken to set up the service
in-house would be done at the expense of delivery. It may be
difficult to secure relevant specialist expertise which already
exists in the external market.
Publication date: 16/08/2021
Date of decision: 13/08/2021
Effective from: 24/08/2021