Agenda

Executive - Tuesday, 7th February, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Buckland Athletic Football Club, Kingskerswell Rd, Newton Abbot, TQ12 5JU. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 3 January 2023.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest (if any)

4.

Executive Forward Plan

To note forthcoming decisions anticipated on the Executive Forward Plan

 

5.

Public Questions (if any)

Members of the Public may ask questions of the Leader or an Executive Member. A maximum period of 15 minutes will be allowed with a maximum of period of three minutes per questioner.

 

6.

Budget and Council Tax 23/24 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

7.

Future High Street Fund update pdf icon PDF 218 KB

8.

Planning Enforcement update

Verbal update by the Executive Member for Planning.

 

9.

Notice of Motion

The following motion on Teignmouth Hospital - supporting Patients and the Community has been presented by Cllr D Cox to Council 12 January 2023 and supported by Cllrs Connett, H Cox, Dewhirst, G Hook, J Hook, Jeffries, Keeling, Nutley, Parker, Swain, Taylor and Wrigley and deferred to the Executive for consideration.

 

Across Devon, Community Hospitals such as Teignmouth have played a vital role in healthcare, providing of range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare close to the community.

 

Over the past two decades, Devon has seen a steady and relentless decline in community hospital beds and services. Teignmouth is no exception.

 

Pressures on the acute hospitals, such as Torbay, are immense and made worse by the lack of beds in the community to which patients could be discharged by Torbay.

 

Recent figures from NHS England show an average of 41 beds per day were occupied by people ready to be discharged from Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in October – though this was down from 45 the month before, a local media outlet has reported.

 

While positively welcoming the proposed new Health Hub in the centre of Teignmouth, this council also affirms its support for Teignmouth Hospital and believes it should continue to play an integral part in the healthcare provision for the town and the wider district.

 

Council asks the Managing Director to write to: The Chairs and Chief Executives of the Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, The relevant Members of Parliament and the Secretary of State for Health asking for a review of the hospital closure plans, mindful of the pressures on local acute hospitals through delayed discharges to other appropriate provision.

 

Part II: Items suggested for discussion with the press and public excluded

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