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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Hospital Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Health Infrastructure Plan (New Hospital Programme)

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Hospital Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have agreed to work collaboratively to maximise seed funding and healthcare opportunities to develop infrastructure plans which will range in scale across the region.

The programme covers not only acute services but whole health system transformation leading to a series of potential options through which service change can be delivered. These options will require significant capital support and will be described and appraised through the capital business case process and public consultations. This is a fundamental and critical programme which will shape the future service model for those who work within, are cared by and the wider population of Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Drees & Sommer are appointed as Programme Management Office (PMO) lead technical advisors to the programme. As an extension to the lean client team, the role is flexible far reaching and not limited to: PMO and governance set up and operation, Programme administration and activities, Technical Advisor procurement, Design Team Management, Smartsheet update and reporting, Clinical Workstream management, Stakeholder engagement. Drees & Sommer are also appointed as Cost Advisor as part of the PMO role.

We are currently working through a Strategic Outline Case (with a potential requirement for a Pre-consultation business case [PCBC]) programme to conclude April 2022. We have also developed the Estates and Facilities Strategies for the respective provider organisations (Trust’s) for the interim and longer-term estate solutions.

Our team initially worked with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to produce a acute sustainability plan, when the acute system at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals was demonstrating a revenue deficit figure in the region of 8% from an income and expenditure perspective.

We were engaged to support on an acute feasibility study which involved a number of reviews. This included but was not limited to: Demographical analysis, Service strategy reviews, Activity modelling, Capacity planning, Patient pathways, Departmental and functional content, Development Control Plans, Capital and Revenue costing, Production of an acute feasibility Strategic Outline Case. This work led onto the HIP2 funding application.

We have also provide a range of strategic advisory services to the client team in respect of the c£36m Lancashire and South Cumbria Pathology Collaboration, including OBC authorship and programme management support.

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