The governing body of the new Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) will consider a report to approve the next stage of the 3Rs Programme for rehabilitation services.
“The 3Rs Programme aims to develop capability and capacity in the community so people with complex needs spend less time in hospital following an admission to hospital,” said Dave Jarrett, the CCG’s South Gloucestershire Area Director. “We will be working closely with the local authority to deliver this transformation of health and care services in the area.”
These long term plans include a new build 70-80 bed care nursing home which would incorporate 40-50 NHS community beds for intensive rehabilitation in a single integrated facility on the site of the former Frenchay Hospital.
The Thornbury proposals include an enhanced primary and community care hub co-located with a new build 70-80 bed residential/nursing home facility which would include 6-10 NHS beds.
The CCG’s governing body will also decide whether to formally request that South Gloucestershire Council leads the procurement of the proposed new care homes at both sites, in partnership with the CCG which will commission the NHS services to be provided from the new facilities
There is agreement in principle with North Bristol NHS Trust, that land at both Frenchay and Thornbury will continue to be reserved for this purpose
The primary and community care hub at the Thornbury development is subject to a parallel process which includes development of a full business case to be completed by autumn 2018.
Further details will be published as key dates and milestones are agreed. The expectation would be for the new bedded facilities to be operational from 2020/21 subject to planning permission.