Episode #18: Hospital Activation

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In episode 18 of the Life Sciences Connect podcast, we talk to specialists about Hospital Activation, how we are evolving our approach and what the future holds. This episode puts attention on the complex and timely process that goes far beyond obtaining funding and opening doors. We dive further into extensive planning, as well as establishing key systems that will support operational, strategic and technological requirements, and create future-ready healthcare facilities that will meet patient and staff needs.

On this episode of Life Sciences Connect podcast, we discuss these issues further with our panel of experts:

  • Frances Cousins, Partner in the Healthcare Technology practice
  • Stephanie Diller, Senior Manager, UK Health Strategy practice
  • Andy Lane, Healthcare Advisory director from our Australian firm

And of course, our host, Karen Taylor, Research Director, Centre for Health Solutions, Deloitte

Getting hospital activation right is a timely topic. The ‘New Hospital Programme’ (NHP) presents a once in a generation opportunity to transform NHS estates for patients, staff, and the wider community, so getting hospital activation ‘right’ has never been more important.


Karen Taylor
Research Director, Centre for Health Solutions

Karen is the Research Director of the Centre for Health Solutions. She supports the Healthcare and Life Sciences practice by driving independent and objective business research and analysis into key industry challenges and associated solutions; generating evidence based insights and points of view on issues from pharmaceuticals and technology innovation to healthcare management and reform.

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Frances Cousins

Frances is a Partner in the Healthcare Technology practice focusing on transforming healthcare services through digitalisation. She has substantial experience in leading digital programmes in the NHS and healthcare organisations.

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Stephanie Diller
Senior Manager

Stephanie leads on Integrated Care System Development and Population Health Management approaches. She brings national and international health consulting experience advising system leaders on the strategy through to implementation of new operating models to achieve integrated care. Her experience includes advising on developing new operating models, service redesign, technical development support to teams, workforce transformation, digital health strategy, design of new care models, and population health management strategies.

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Andy Lane
Director, Global Hospital Activation and Commissioning Expert

Andy is a Director in Deloittes Health Infrastructure delivery business focusing on supporting clients plan and deliver new Health Infrastructure. He has substantial experience in leading and project managing health infrastructure projects across the project lifecyle, from concept to commissioning but specialises in supporting healthcare organisations with planning for and activating new infrastructure and assets (sometimes referered to as Operational Commissioning).

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