Client: NHS Lothian
Role: Healthcare Planning Advisor
Approximate Value: OBC in progress
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates: May 2018 – Present
Royal Edinburgh Hospital Phase 2 development
B+A were appointed by NHS Lothian’s Capital Planning team to provide specialist Healthcare Planning advisory services in support of the phase 2 development of the Royal Edinburgh Campus. B+A supported the development of the clinical briefing documentation including Clinical Output Specifications and the Schedule of Accommodation.
The project focused on providing inpatient facilities for 4 key Mental Health services; Mental Health Rehabilitation, Low Secure Rehabilitation, Substance Misuse and Learning Disability services. The Healthcare planning input was critical in challenging each clinical team to design a future model of care, reflecting desired changes in practice, modern interventions and service trends.
The Low secure service is new for the Board, and the team were encouraged to develop an innovative approach to service delivery prior to establishing accommodation requirements. Development of appropriate accommodation schedules for some of the facilities, including the Learning Disability unit, were particularly challenging in development given the relative scarcity of such units nationally, and the absence of specific health planning guidance. The project team are currently developing an OBC and the unit is in the early design phase with partners Turner & Townsend and Hub East Central Scotland.
The development consists of a 60-bedded Mental Health rehabilitation and Low Secure unit, a 30-bedded Learning Disability unit and an 8-bedded Substance Misuse facility. The facility will provide patients with an improved environment and an increased access to therapeutic space. The low secure rehabilitation unit provides a new service for NHS Lothian, enabling patients to be treated within their own community for the first time, improving the experience for patients, families and carers.
The new units will provide a modern and comfortable environment for patients, maximising the benefits of the outdoor space available on campus. The development integrates the necessary facilities in an open and welcoming layout, and promotes the availability of therapeutic areas, supporting the recovery journey of patients accessing these services.
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