Award of Contract - Provision of Residential and Nursing Care (Block Contract Arrangements)
To consider a report from the Corporate Director – Resources and Transformation (copy enclosed)
A report was received from the Corporate Director – Resources and Transformation, which sought approval to award contracts in order to provide Residential and Nursing Care (Block Contract) across identified areas in Cumbria from 1st January 2017, for three years, with an option to extend for up to twelve months.
(1) Cabinet is recommended to approve the award of Contracts to the following providers in order to provide Residential and Nursing Care in a ‘block’ arrangement for a period of three years in respect of 158 beds, beginning 1st January 2017, with an option to extend for up to twelve months:- Abbey Healthcare Ltd in Urban Kendal, Hillcroft Ltd in South Cumbria (including Lancashire), and Risedale Estates Ltd in Furness.
(2) Cabinet agrees the Corporate Director Health Care and Community Services endeavours to establish contractual arrangements to provide block beds in respect of 17 beds identified in paragraph 4 of the report.