Venue: Room 10 - Town Hall
Contact: Mrs KM Howard 01744 67(6106)
Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Councillors Baines, Neal, McQuade, Mussell and Wiseman.
* Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2017, be approved and signed.
Declarations of Interest from Members
No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.
· Elaine Wilkinson, Strategic Project Manager and Frank McGuire, Clinical Lead, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust have been invited to attend.
Strategic Programme Manager and Clinical Lead from Mersey Care NHS
Foundation Trust were present at the meeting to provide an update
on the proposal by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust (MCFT) to
develop a new medium secure unit (MSU) in Maghull.
Subsequent to approval, NHS England announced changes to the
provision of care for people with learning disabilities and as part
of this national transformation plan, Calderstones Partnership NHS
Foundation Trust ceased to exist and MCFT took over the care of
service users, including patients with a learning disability who
needed secure care in July 2016.
Panel raised questions with regards to counselling provision in the
new MSU, anticipated impact on the change in environment for
service users moving from Calderstones and the integration of
patients across the proposed eight wards.
the report be noted;
the Strategic Programme Manager and
Clinical Lead from Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust be thanked for
their attendance; and
(3) a visit by the Panel to the MSU in Maghull be arranged once the unit is built and operational.
People's Services Projects Update
· Pauline McGrath, Assistant Director - School and Social Care Support Services and Scrutiny Link Officer have been invited to attend the meeting.
Link Support Officer, Assistant Director - School and Social Care
Support Services gave the Panel an update on the People’s
· Out of area placements for Adults;
· Continuing healthcare;
· Joint funded care packages;
· Autism Day Services;
· Learning disability and dementia provision; and
· Over 65’s falls Pilot Scheme.
Panel was informed that there had been a national driver to reduce
the number of adult social care out of borough placements and that
the aim was to have the current 28 out of borough placements
reviewed by March 2017 with the view to place these individuals,
where appropriate, back within the borough.
was reported as part of the Continuing Healthcare review, that a
piece of work was being undertaken to scrutinise high level care
packages, high cost placements and supported living arrangement;
particularly with regards to two to one care. It was noted that
these were assessed regularly but, that more rigorous reviews were
being undertaken to ensure the correct packages were applied to
individuals for the right period of time.
(1) the verbal update be noted; and
(2) the findings of the Healthwatch Task Group on Autism and Asperger’s be shared with the Panel once complete.
a) Scoping Matrix - Review of St Helens Infant Feeding Strategy 2016-19
A Scoping Matrix was submitted to the Panel which confirmed to Members the purpose of the review, aim and objectives, methodology and approach to undertake the Scrutiny Review of Infant Feeding Strategy 2016/19.
(1) the report be noted; and
(2) the Scoping Matrix be approved.