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Amendments to the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill

Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Clause 6

 

THE BARONESS BARKER
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES

Page 5, line 34, leave out paragraphs (a) to (c) and insert—
"(   )  the constitution of a panel;
(   )  the terms of reference and powers of the panel.
(   )  The panel may assist in the resolution of disputes involving bodies not all situated in the area of a Strategic Health Authority of a Local Health Board."
 

Clause 12

 

THE BARONESS BARKER
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES

Page 8, line 19, at end insert—
"(   )  the provision of intermediate care as defined in Schedule (Intermediate care)"
 

Schedule

 

THE BARONESS BARKER
THE LORD CLEMENT-JONES

Insert the following new Schedule—
 

"SCHEDULE

      "Intermediate care should be regarded as describing services that meet the following criteria—
(a)  community care services targeted at people who would otherwise face unnecessarily prolonged hospital stays or inappropriate admission to acute in-patient care, long-term residential care, or continuing NHS in-patient care;
(b)  services provided on the basis of a comprehensive assessment, resulting in a structured individual care plan that involves active therapy, treatment or opportunity for recovery;
(c)  a planned outcome of maximising independence and typically enabling a patient to resume living at home, typically within a time limit of up to six weeks;
(d)  involvement of cross-professional working, with a single assessment framework, single professional records and shared protocols;
(e)  short-term programmes of therapy and rehabilitation in a residential setting (such as a community hospital, rehabilitation centre, nursing home, or residential care home) for people who are medically stable but need a short period of rehabilitation to enable them to regain sufficient physical functioning and confidence to return safely to their own home; and
(f)  services covering a short-term period of nursing or therapeutic support (or both) in a patient's home, supported by community equipment or housing-based support services, or both, to enable earlier transfer of care from an acute hospital and to allow a patient to complete their rehabilitation and recovery at home."

 
 
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12 February 2003