Manchester City Council

Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Health Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Lee Walker 

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44.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2019.

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Minutes:

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2019 as a correct record.

 

45.

Discussion item: Health improvement interventions for LGBT communities in Manchester

The Committee have invited representatives from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Foundation to discuss specific health improvement interventions for LGBT communities in Manchester, including the Greater Manchester Trans Health Service and Pride in Ageing.

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This item of business was withdrawn.

 

46.

Single Hospital Service Progress Report pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Report of the Executive Director, Planning and Operations, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning and The Group Executive Director of Workforce and Corporate Business, Manchester University NHS FT

 

This report provides an update on the latest position for the Single Hospital Service (SHS) programme since the creation of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) on 1st October 2017, and specifically references progress with the proposed acquisition of North Manchester General Hospital. It also provides an update on work that has taken place in the development of a proposition for the regeneration of the North Manchester site.

 

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The Committee considered the report of the Executive Director, Planning and Operations, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning and the Group Executive Director of Workforce and Corporate Business, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust that provided an update on the latest position for the Single Hospital Service (SHS) programme since the creation of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) on 1 October 2017, and specifically references progress with the proposed acquisition of North Manchester General Hospital. It also provided an update on work that has taken place in the development of a proposition for the regeneration of the North Manchester site.

 

The Deputy Director, Single Hospital Service referred to the main points of the report which were: -

 

·                Providing an introduction and background to the SHS;

·                An update on the Integration Programme;

·                An update on the North Manchester General Hospital site and progress to date;

·                Information on the recent capital funding announcement; and

·                Next steps.

 

The Committee also received an accompanying presentation entitled ‘The future of the North Manchester General Hospital site - A healthcare led approach to civic regeneration’. The presentation: -

 

·                Provided a context for the site in terms of area and population;

·                Presented the case for change and a summary of the proposition to deliver a modern health and care offer;

·                Described the opportunity for health to deliver wider economic and social benefits to the area;

·                Outlined the financial investment required; and

·                Described the approach to partnership working.

 

Members stated that they welcomed and fully supported the incorporation of North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) into the Single Hospital Service. Members welcomed the proposals for the North Manchester site, noting the wider economic and social benefits that would be realised.

 

Members sought an assurance that the term “rationalising” of the site did not amount to a reduction of services. The Deputy Director, Single Hospital Service confirmed that the term “rationalising” referred to the better reconfiguration of the site, commenting that the current configuration of buildings were sprawling across the foot print and was not fit for purpose and this was an opportunity to rebuild a modern, coherently designed hospital. He further commented that this new hospital would also allow for consideration to be given to locate specialist services at this site, such as ophthalmology and maternity services. He added that by rationalising the hospitals’ footprint would release land to develop other opportunities at the site for the benefit of residents and stimulate economic activity. He stated that the delivery of a modern build hospital would be of benefit to patients and staff, and would also deliver environmental benefits.

 

The Executive Director, Planning and Operations, MHCC responded to a question regarding anticipated timescales for the delivery of the new hospital by advising that it would be 8 to 10 years to complete this project. He stated that the commitment to the funding of this project had been given and this was contained within the NHS Plan.

 

The Deputy Director, Single Hospital Service further commented that a modern hospital would also  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.

47.

Overview Report pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit

 

This report includes a summary of key decisions that are within the Committee’s remit as well as an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend or agree as appropriate. 

 

The report also contains additional information including details of those organisations that have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) within Manchester since the Health Scrutiny Committee last met.

 

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Minutes:

A report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit which contained key decisions within the Committee’s remit and responses to previous recommendations was submitted for comment. Members were also invited to agree the Committee’s future work programme. 

 

A Member requested that following discussion of the previous agenda item an update report on the Healthier Together Programme be included on the Committee’s work programme.

 

The Chair informed the Members that a session would be held following the close of the meeting to discuss the work programme.

 

Decision

 

To note the report and approve the work programme subject to the above comments.