Case studies

Healthy Infrastructure for Trusts

Many healthcare providers are struggling to work together to model cross organisational patient flows and to establish an integrated business case. Advanced capacity planning, simulation and flow models (DES) are providing a cost effective and viable alternative to observations. These strategies are combined with various other economic and environmental performance datasets and universal spatial data to facilitate scenario planning, forecasting and future reconfiguration, refurbishment, adaptability and flexibility.

  • University Hospital Leicester (UHL)

Healthy Infrastructure for Designers

Strong and long-term engagement with designers provide the necessary evidence to support the appraisal system development and to validate its applicability as a means to best evaluate and select reorganization, reconfiguration and refurbishment options. The future healthcare infrastructure design trend is not in brand new hospital design, while it is in small piece refurbishments within wider developments, as the financial times are particularly tight. Learning from existent projects and forecasting long-term adaptable spaces can offer healthcare designers valuable and applicable design solutions against continuous clinical, technological and economic changes.

  • Nightingales

Healthy Infrastructure for the Public Sector

We are working with stakeholder engagement officers and strategic decision makers at a local and at SHA level. We are supporting evidence based decision making to demonstrate the impact of strategic reconfiguration across various scales of healthcare intervention and delivery, through to health gain at an individual level and further across the broader population wellbeing agenda. We aspire to extend competencies of local population in order to make informed decisions about their healthcare services and participate actively in local and national consultations. Case study work has been carried out with local PCT to inform effective stakeholder consultation.

  • Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland (LLR)
  • Leicestershire and Rutland PCCT (LCR)

Healthy Infrastructure for Clients and Commissioners

Another type of case studies being carried out together with PCTs and commissioning groups include investigating different drivers for value for each of them and suggesting methods to measure, compare and benchmark the value of their different healthcare settings. This provides them with a value map that highlights the assets that offer the highest integrated financial and service value (i.e. the ‘Value Frontier’) and the distribution of other assets in relation to the frontier. Options for new investments can be mapped in the same way according to their value to the customer. This also provides clients with scenarios to choose appropriate routs to the Frontier (value optimisation).

  • Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland (LLR)
  • Sandwell PCT

Healthy Infrastructure for Regulators and Policy Makers

Case studies are being conducted with the Department of Health to deliver a new model for premise assurance that applies hard (DEA) and soft (quality self-assessment) value measures. Case studies will demonstrate the effective use of tools and approaches to premises assurance. In addition work has been carried out with the European Investment Bank to understand the contributions of healthcare infrastructures to Health Gain to support investment and business case appraisal. Other activities include the establishment of evidence based policy networks between academics and policy makers.

  • Department of Health (DH)

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