Redevelopment of Mountainhall Treatment Centre

Client: NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Role: Healthcare Planning Advisor
Approximate Value: £3m
Location: Dumfries, Scotland
Dates: February 2017– December 2018

Redevelopment of Mountainhall Treatment Centre

mountainhallB+A supported NHS Dumfries & Galloway to develop plans to relocate all services and departments currently located within Crichton Hall (Board Headquarters) to Mountainhall Treatment Centre. The range of services includes clinical and a number of corporate and administrative functions including the Executive team and Executive Directorates; in total over 600 staff.

We worked with teams to establish their accommodation requirements then undertook a master planning exercise to identify the optimal location for accommodation within Mountainhall Treatment Centre.

In developing future requirements, we took into account modern working practices and arrangements including agile working, hot-desking and worked with Informatics colleagues to ensure the information management requirements of services / departments is provided.

We developed a mini-business case for internal approval adopting a 5 case (best practice business case) approach to set out the aims, objectives and benefits associated with the proposed move as well as the anticipated costs and management arrangements to deliver the project in exceptionally short timeframe (4months).

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Buchan + Associates (B+A) is a specialist Health and Social care consultancy passionate about Strategy, Planning and improvement in the NHS, social care, third sector and independent care settings.

B+A has an extensive portfolio of Healthcare Planning and consultancy experience across the health and social care spectrum, in areas such as Strategic Healthcare Planning; Business Case Development; Service Transformation; Organisational Development; Change Management; Leadership Development; Workforce Planning and Digitally Enabled solutions. Over the last 24 years our team have provided advice and support on programmes and projects that have ranged from GP premises re-development through to multi-hundred million-pound investment and change management programmes. Our knowledge and experience enables us to challenge, share, innovate and encourage best practice in the development of new services and facilities to support the ever-changing health and social care landscape.

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