Hospital Activation and Smart Ward Design


Hospital Activation and Smart Ward Design

Deloitte is helping create the future of healthcare through hospital activation and asset management for smarter hospitals

Hospital Commissioning is not just about obtaining funding and opening doors; it involves setting up key processes to support strategic, operational and technological requirements that will ultimately meet the needs of patients, and help build sustainable health care systems for the future. At Deloitte, we help our clients create the right strategy, partnerships, and implementation plans to stand up healthcare facilities and operations that deliver world class, safe, accessible and future ready services for patients and the community. Our experience across the whole project lifecycle, enables us to deliver critical insights across the spectrum of issues that will arise from concept through to commissioning and beyond.

One of the investment aspects that we are particularly passionate about, is the design of modern Digital Hospitals that operate without walls. Too often our infrastructure is predicated on yesterday’s thinking with regard to staffing models, resources and infrastructure. Each new hospital construction offers an opportunity to ‘bend the cost curve’ and take a meaningful step forward and reduce pressure on our workforce, whilst better engaging with patients and delivering more services into the community.

Our Services

We offer comprehensive services across the whole life cycle which are enabled by out tailored project management approach.

Our service offerings include:

  • Concept: including population health need assessment, master planning and program, policy and regulatory driver analysis, capital infrastructure planning studies, and total asset management plan.
  • Business case: including service design and demand forecasting, options assessment and selection, benefits identification, economic and financial analysis, procurement strategy / options, capital investment strategy, and cost benefit analysis.
  • Planning and design: including digital hospital design and reach into the community, new models of care, health technology, functional design briefs, operational planning / budget planning, and contract management / performance.
  • Healthcare workforce planning: including service planning, workforce strategy, workforce planning and recruitment, future of work, and lean workforce to take advantage of modernized facilities and digital capabilities
  • Commissioning: including workforce induction and training, ICT commissioning, service readiness assessment (go/no go), facility validation and testing, and command centre / move coordination.
  • Post commissioning benefits realisation: including lessons learnt, benefits realisation, operational improvement, program evaluation, and building post occupancy review.

Concept to commissioning services


Application of business case:

  • Deloitte Access Economics was commissioned by SmartWard - a health informatics system designed to improve hospital efficiency, patient safety and the job satisfaction of Health Care Professionals - to develop a report that outlines the potential benefits of implementing SmartWard to healthcare providers, in particular hospitals, their patients and society.

Access the full report here.

Application of business case:

  • The digital hospital of the future: in 10 years, technology may change the face of global health care delivery. As the cost of care continues to rise, many hospitals are looking for long-term solutions to minimise inpatient services. Learn how technology and health care delivery will merge to influence the future of hospital design and the patient experience across the globe in a report developed by Deloitte US.

Access the full report here.

Health and Social Care in the UK is poised for automation – download the full report here.

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