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Essentia were appointed by a recently merged Trust which had inherited ageing and dysfunctional facilities reflecting a legacy of underinvestment. Recognising that long term clinical and financial sustainability required not only investment in new buildings but transformational change in models of care, patient pathways and ways of working the Trust has sought Essentia’s support across a number of domains.

How did we help?

Essentia provided healthcare planning support to business cases for new facilities for emergency and elective care and women’s services.

This included –

  • Demand and capacity modelling to determine future capacity requirements consistent with initiatives across the local Sustainability and Transformation foot print
  • Working with clinical leads to develop new models of care a
  • Identifying the realisable benefits from the new models to support the case for change and workforce redesign

Essentia were also commissioned by the Trust to develop an estate strategy across its three sites. With a gross internal area equivalent to 21 premier league football pitches the Trust will continue to have substantial investment requirements even after the new facilities come on stream. With no short-medium term prospect of a significant upturn in NHS capital availability, Essentia are supporting the Trust in finding ways to increase capacity via improved throughput in existing facilities, relocation of non core services off acute sites, employing IT enabled working and logistics and through joint ventures including potential Strategic Estate Partnership (SEP) models.