Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Room 1.16, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, London, SW2 1RW

Contact: Christian Scade, Deputy Democratic Services Manager  Email: CScade@lambeth.gov.uk, 020 7926 0045

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Election of Chair

    To appoint a Chair for the Municipal Year 2019/20. As set out in the terms of reference the Chair and Vice-Chair should be members of different participating authorities.

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED: That Councillor Danny Adilypour be appointed Chair of the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) concerning the reconfiguration of Lambeth Hospital mental health in-patient services for the Municipal Year 2019/20.

3.

Election of Vice-Chair

    To appoint a Vice-Chair for the Municipal Year 2019/20. As set out in the terms of reference the Chair and Vice-Chair should be members of different participating authorities.

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED: That Councillor Victoria Olisa be appointed Vice-Chair of the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) concerning the reconfiguration of Lambeth Hospital mental health in-patient services for the Municipal Year 2019/20.

4.

Declaration of Pecuniary Interests

5.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 95 KB

6.

Lambeth Hospital Redevelopment - Consultation Process pdf icon PDF 659 KB

    To consider the redevelopment of Lambeth Hospital, including the consultation process.

    Minutes:

    The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting, including: 

     

    -       Andrew Eyres, Strategic Director, Health and Care, Lambeth CCG and Lambeth Council;

     

    -       Fiona Connolly, Executive Strategic Director for Adults and Health, Lambeth Council;

     

    -       Liz Clegg, Interim Director of Integrated Commissioning, Lambeth CCG and Lambeth Council;

     

    -       David Bradley, Chief Executive, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; and

     

    -       Dr Rob Harland, Clinical Director, Lambeth, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 

     

    The Committee was informed that the report set out plans for public consultation on proposals to move adult inpatient mental health services from Lambeth Hospital to a modern, fit for purpose facility on the Maudsley Hospital site. It was highlighted that this included feedback and learning from engagement activities that had already taken place.     

     

    The Committee noted there was a duty on the Commissioner (Lambeth CCG) and the Provider (SLaM) to ensure users of services were involved in their planning and, in the case of substantial changes to service provision, to consult with Overview and Scrutiny. Mr Bradley highlighted the following points:

     

    -       There was an urgent need to improve inpatient accommodation to ensure high quality services for patients that were safe.

     

    -       SLaM’s clinical and estates strategy had identified the need to release value from land to help modernise inpatient facilities. 

     

    -       There would be no loss of beds or services as a result of the proposals.

     

    -       If the move went ahead, SLaM would be able to invest to improve clinical environments and services for the benefit of all patients and service users.

     

    Mr Eyres confirmed that the proposals represented a substantial service change and explained that in making a final decision Lambeth CCG would need to decide whether the proposals were in the interests of both local and national health populations; was in line with long term plans to improve health and care; and was an effective use of public money. It was emphasised that the consultation process would help to inform this decision.

     

    As set out in the report, Mr Bradley advised that SLaM, with the support of the CCG, Lambeth Council and the Living Well Network Alliance, had explored various options for the long-term future of the Lambeth Hospital site. However, the Committee was informed that not all options were viable and that as a result they would consult on the options below:

     

    -       Do nothing: Lambeth Hospital would remain as is.

     

    -       Relocation to Maudsley Hospital: four inpatient wards, a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and a rehabilitation ward would be re-provided on the Maudsley Hospital site. This was the preferred option. 

     

    The Committee was informed that an option to develop a new, high quality facility on the Lambeth Hospital site (rather than on the Maudsley Hospital site) had also been evaluated. However, this option required additional capital of around £30m and decant space for services to move off site temporarily. Due to these factors it was explained that this option was unrealistic and would not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Dates of Future Meetings

    To confirm next steps and the dates of future meetings.

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED:

     

    (1)  That site visits to Lambeth Hospital and Maudsley Hospital be scheduled for late March 2020.

     

    (2)  That the next JHOSC meeting, to consider and respond to the proposals in more detail, be scheduled for late April 2020.

     

    (3)  That the arrangements for (1) and (2) above be confirmed outside of the meeting.