Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee


Thursday, 29 June 2023


10.00 am Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes




East Sussex County Council Members

Councillors Abul Azad, Colin Belsey (Chair), Penny di Cara, Sorrell Marlow-Eastwood, Sarah Osborne, Christine Robinson (Vice Chair) and Alan Shuttleworth



District and Borough Council Members

Councillor Kathy Ballard, Eastbourne Borough Council

Councillor Mike Turner, Hastings Borough Council

Councillor Christine Brett, Lewes District Council

Councillor Simon McGurk, Rother District Council

Councillor Graham Shaw, Wealden District Council



Voluntary Sector Representatives

Geraldine Des Moulins, VCSE Alliance

Jennifer Twist, VCSE Alliance







Minutes of the meeting held on 3 March 2023  (Pages 5 - 16)





Apologies for absence 





Disclosures of interests 

Disclosures by all members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the member regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.





Urgent items 

Notification of items which the Chair considers to be urgent and proposes to take at the appropriate part of the agenda. Any members who wish to raise urgent items are asked, wherever possible, to notify the Chair before the start of the meeting. In so doing, they must state the special circumstances which they consider justify the matter being considered urgent.





NHS Sussex Winter Plan - update and evaluation  (Pages 17 - 36)





Hospital Handovers  (Pages 37 - 52)





South East Coast Ambulance Foundation NHS Trust (SECAmb) Care Quality Commission (CQC) report  (Pages 53 - 60)





Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)  (Pages 61 - 76)





HOSC future work programme  (Pages 77 - 82)





Any other items previously notified under agenda item 4 







Assistant Chief Executive 

County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent

LEWES BN7 1UE                                                                                                             21 June 2023


Contact Martin Jenks, Senior Scrutiny Adviser,

01273 481327





Next HOSC meeting:             10am, Thursday, 21 September 2023, County Hall, Lewes


NOTE: As part of the County Council’s drive to increase accessibility to its public meetings, this meeting will be broadcast live on its website and the record archived. The live broadcast is accessible at:




Map, directions and information on parking, trains, buses etc

Map of County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1UE


Location of County Hall in Lewes 


County Hall is situated to the west of Lewes town centre. Main roads into Lewes are the A275 Nevill Road, the A2029 Offham Road and the A26 from Uckfield and Tunbridge Wells. The A27 runs through the South of the town to Brighton in the West, and Eastbourne and Hastings in the East. Station Street links Lewes train station to the High Street.

Visitor parking instruction

Visitor parking is situated on the forecourt at County Hall – please ensure you only park in this bay

If we have reserved a space for you, upon arrival press the buzzer on the intercom at the barrier and give your name. This will give you access to the forecourt.

Visitors are advised to contact Patrick Major on 01273 335133 a couple of days before the meeting to arrange a space. Email:

By train

There is a regular train service to Lewes from London Victoria, as well as a coastal service from Portsmouth, Chichester & Brighton in the West and Ashford, Hastings & Eastbourne in the East, and Seaford and Newhaven in the South. For train times see the National Rail Enquiries website.

To get to County Hall from Lewes station, turn right as you leave by the main exit and cross the bridge. Walk up Station Street and turn left at the top of the hill onto the High Street. Keep going straight on – County Hall is about 15 minutes walk, at the top of the hill. The main pedestrian entrance to the campus is behind the Parish Church of St Anne, via the lane next to the church.

There is a taxi rank adjacent to the station.

By bus

The following buses stop near County Hall:

·         28 or 29 – Brighton, Ringmer, Uckfield, Tunbridge Wells

·         128 – Nevill Estate

·         121 – South Chailey, Chailey, Newick, Fletching

·         123 – Newhaven, Peacehaven

·         125 – Barcombe, Cooksbridge, Glynde, Alfriston

·         166 – Haywards Heat

·         824 – Plumpton, Ditchling, Hassocks, Burgess Hill

Disabled access

There is ramp access to main reception and there are lifts to all floors. Disabled toilets are available on the ground floor.

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers are able to park in any available space if they are displaying a blue badge. There are spaces available directly in front of the entrance to County Hall. There are also disabled bays in the east car park.




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