Agenda and minutes

Orsett Hospital Task & Finish Group - Thursday, 10th October, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6SL. View directions

Contact: Jenny Shade, Senior Democratic Services Officer 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Orsett Hospital Task and Finish Group meeting held on 7 November 2018.


Minutes of the Orsett Hospital Task and Finish Group held on the 7 November 2018 were approved as a correct record.


Urgent Items of Business


There were no items of urgent business.


Declaration of Interests


No interests were declared.


Nomination of Vice Chair


Councillor Redsell was elected as Vice Chair.


Review of Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 617 KB


Members reviewed the Terms of Reference and agreed that the end date of the Review would be February 2020 when consideration would take place on adding the Orsett Hospital item onto the Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee work programme.


Members agreed that the activities planned should go ahead with democratic services looking at suitable dates.


Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Roger Harris, Corporate Director of Adults Housing and Health, provided Members with a brief overview of the very significant transformation programme that the Council and Health Partners had been working together on to develop a new model of care and provide integrated health and social care services to the community. That the programme would be complex to ensure better integrated services be provided, delivered in different ways and ensure that services were delivered from the right locality. That significant progress had taken place since the last task and finish meeting in February 2019 and commented it was vital to get the right service configuration at each site. Members were referred to the result of the referral to the Secretary of State to which the Independent Reconfiguration Panel had endorsed to uphold the original decision. The report provided progress of the delivery of each of the four Integrated Medical Centres (IMCs) and Roger Harris referred Members to Figure 1 in the report that listed the detailed information undertaken by Public Health and Health Partners to identify what services to be delivered out of each of the four IMCs.


Ian Wake, Director of Public Health, stated the report was a representative of where the Council was and that Figure 1 identified the distribution of services at a high level and that robust analyse had been undertaken following a Needs Assessment carried out in 2016. That a piece of work had been undertaken to understand what outpatient appointments were available at Basildon and Orsett Hospitals which could be moved closer to residents. That postcode mapping had been undertaken to understand in the four localities which were the greatest used services. Ian Wake stated the team had been working under constraints which had also been fed into the major plan and was a representation of where the Council was.


Tania Sitch, Partnership Director Adults Health and Social Care Thurrock NELFT, the responsible officer for Corringham IMC provided Members with an overview that NELFT were committed to the scheme and had committed capital funding for the Corringham IMC.  Their current sites being given up to provide care from each of the four IMCs. That NELFT owned Grays Centre would remain open and a General Practitioner in Corringham with at least 2000 names on their list would also be based in the IMC. Tania Sitch stated that this would be a big culture change for their staff but it was important to get the design right to ensure the right balance and purpose. Tania Sitch invited Members to the Corringham site where plans would be available to view.


Councillor Redsell stated as a member of the Bus User Group there needed to be a connection service between all four IMCs. That bus companies were aware of the proposals and would be happy to engage with the Council.


Councillor Ralph had concerns with regards to the parking outside the proposed Corringham IMC. Tania Sitch stated this would be addressed as part of the review and engagement with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.