The continued partnership of Calderdale Council and the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust was approved at a meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet .
The partnership was entered into in 2012 and following the decision, the council hopes to develop the effectiveness of the intermediate care services under the joint management arrangements for a further 12 months.
The partnership aims to provide prompt and timely delivery of care that ensures the safety, dignity and privacy of the individual; deliver care closer to home; maximise independence and optimise mobility to reduce continued dependency on care and support services; reduce the risk of an avoidable admission to hospital; promote early supported, safe discharge from hospital and prevent an avoidable admission to long term care.
A report to the cabinet outlined that “the aims and objectives of the partnership remain relevant to both organisations, and the environmental factors which the integrated service is intended to address have not receded.
“The closer partnership working and mutual investment in refreshed joint management arrangements, with clearer lines of accountability are starting to show evidence of the desired outcomes in the current year.”
It went on to state that while there are some areas of performance and cost effectiveness which require significant improvement “continuing with close collaboration and joint leadership can be expected to support sustained improvement in the next period.”