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Exclusion of the Public

The officers consider that the following item contains exempt information as provided for in the Local Government Access to Information Act and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. Members are recommended to agree the necessary resolutions excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of this item. At the time this agenda is published no representations have been that this part of the meeting should be open to the public.



To Approve the Structural Model for an Intermediate Care Unit

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Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Cllr Gina Reynolds, Lead Member for Adults, Health & Wellbeing, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby: Note the contents of this report and approve the structural model proposed, a traditional two storey 60 bedded Intermediate Care Unit on Stott Lane, as a Salford City Council owned asset, funded through a 25 year capital loan, forming part of the pooled budget. Decision making regarding borrowing and planning will be decisions for Salford City Council and subject to further due diligence, consultation and scrutiny.


The Reasons are:


  • the unit can be built to exact needs /specification, offering a safe high quality environment and there are benefits from being sited away but close to acute hospital wards;
  • financially a new build will cost less than current (do nothing) arrangements;
  • siting the unit on Stott Lane would also cost less (than on SRFT site) as the build would be a council asset removing NHS capital charges and depreciation.
  • borrowed monies would form part of the pooled budget and the arrangement would be cost neutral to the council.
  • In response to concerns raised around parking and congestion from public

engagement, a plan has been developed to provide assurance that these risks will be minimised, with new car parking spaces made available and new traffic flow arrangements implemented.


Options considered and rejected were:

A range of other options have been considered, including locating the unit on the SRFT site.  Locating the unit on Stott Lane is the preferred option on the grounds of cost and its vicinity to SRFT


Assessment of Risk .Medium

The source of funding is : The pooled budget.

Legal Advice obtained . To follow, to inform further due diligence and scrutiny regarding borrowing and planning 

Financial Advice obtained . To follow, to inform further due diligence and scrutiny regarding borrowing and planning 

Procurement Advice obtained .N/A

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 (The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection)":-

Contact Officer:  Judd Skelton                           Tel No 0161 212 5632



*         This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member       

*         The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the      Health and Adults Scrutiny Panel.





Signed:    GINA REYNOLDS                  Dated:       11 JULY 2018                               

                     Lead Member






*         This decision was published on 12 July 2018


*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 19 July 2018 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.