Case Study: Business case for a new children’s hospital
Our client had been considering the development of a children’s hospital for over 20 years. We worked with partners in the region to develop a robust business case for funding this project.
Our client had been considering the development of a children’s hospital for over 20 years, but had struggled to make progress. To bring this long-held ambition into fruition, we worked with mental health and acute trusts and academic partners in the region to develop a robust business case for funding the project.
We supported not only the financial modelling and analytical requirements, but also the crucial cross-system governance: through executive-level engagement, we facilitated collaboration across academics and clinicians, structured appraisal of a full options list, and drafted a “Green Book” 5-case model Strategic Outline Case (SOC), articulating the current challenges, and strength of solutions to address these.
As part of this work, we helped teams refine their USP and innovative offer – to build a fundamentally new care paradigm where boundaries between mental and physical health were removed, and use of data and technology was put at the hear of operations. This approach focused on understanding what was supported by current evidence and where more research was needed.
As a result, we were able to bring together multiple stakeholders around a common vision of integrated mental and physical health delivery, combined with research, that hasn’t been delivered elsewhere. The Boards of all partner organisations signed-off the SOC, and were subsequently awarded £100m funding from central government.