Decision details

Home from Hospital

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.

Reasons for the decision:

Home from Hospital Schemes have been identified as enabling safe and timely discharge from hospital.

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.

Alternative options considered:

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