The following public question had been received in advance of the meeting:
Why has a voluntary organisation Age UK – Mid Mersey, at present on contract to HBC, given the same opportunity and time to discuss my health and welfare, as the principle drivers, Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership and NHS Halton CCG. Is Halton Council unsure that the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership and NHS Halton CCG can deliver my health and welfare requirements?
The following response was provided:
The primary responsibility of the Health Policy and Performance Board is to scrutinise Health and Social Care Services provided to the residents of the Borough, to ensure that the services being delivered are of the necessary quality and are delivering on required outcomes for residents. These services include those that are contracted by Halton Borough Council and NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group from external organisations, both statutory and non-statutory.
As such, from time to time, organisations such as Age UK – Mid Mersey and other voluntary sector organisations e.g. British Red Cross etc. are requested to present information to the Board for consideration on the services provided and outcomes attained.
RESOLVED: That the public question be received and response noted.