Issue details

To award time limited block purchase arrangements to adult care homes to meet additional residential Discharge to Assess (D2A) bed capacity requirements.

Herefordshire Council are seeking approval to enter into a short term block contract for 10 in- county Discharge to Assess (D2A) residential care home beds required to meet our obligations as set out in the national COVID-19 guidance.
The additional beds will support the health and care system’s D2A provisions to ensure timely discharge from acute settings for people that are medically fit for discharge but who might otherwise be delayed in hospital whilst an assessment is completed to determine their longer term needs. The provision will also help to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and seasonal winter pressures on the health and social care system.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2020

Decision due: 19 November 2020 by Director of adults and communities

Contact: Stephen Vickers, Director for adults and communities Email: