Torbay Hospital

We work with healthcare trusts, nursing and residential care homes, dental and GP practices to identify opportunities to develop sites through modernisation of facilities and commercial opportunities.

Close collaboration with clinicians and practitioners ensures that outcomes are met and exceeded where possible.

What we can do for you

  • Experienced executive support to deliver projects and feasibility studies
  • Cost consultancy services and project management support to develop sites
  • Strategic advice on procurement contracts, funding, programming and capital costs
  • Assistance with the selling of assets
  • Management of capital and lifecycle costs
  • Developing project briefs, appointing design consultants and preparing project programmes
  • Risk analysis and service level agreements

The Project

TDA has provided strategic and cost consultancy advice to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust for three projects at Wonford Hospital.

The projects include an emergency department reconfiguration, a care home development providing extra care housing and a residential village. The total capital cost of the projects is in the order of £70m.

Emergency Department Reconfiguration

This £19m project will provide the department with eight fully compliant resuscitation bays, a hybrid operating theatre, a clinical decisions unit and a paediatric emergency department.

TDA is acting as strategic advisor to the programme director and project board, developing a project brief, appointing design consultants and preparing the project programme.

As part of its cost consultancy service, TDA has assisted with drafting the outline business case and continues to work with the Trust on the full business case. This included leading an options appraisal workshop to engage stakeholders including consultants, clinicians and orthopaedic consultants, to provide a clinical decisions unit. TDA attends core assurance group meetings and is part of the project board. The project is expected to be complete in 2023.

Extra Care Housing

TDA has provided cost consultancy and project management support for preparation of an outline business case for a £15m 72-bed care home. The project will also provide up to 48 extra care apartments.

As part of the outline business case, TDA will assess the capital requirements, prepare a risk analysis, the project programme, the life cycle and the hard facilities management costs.

Residential Village

To complement the expansion of the hospital site and maximise commercial opportunities and provide an income generation, TDA provided expertise in the preparation of an options appraisal for an outline business case for a residential village.

The village will provide 48 student beds and 48 patient and visitor hotel rooms. There will also be 1, 2 and 3 bed key worker apartments providing 400-600 beds. A café, gym, supermarket concession, multi-storey car park and external landscaping is integral to the development.

TDA has provided strategic advice around procurement, contracts, funding, programming and capital costs. Assisting the Trust to sell assets and provide further funding for the residential village, TDA has provided much needed executive support to deliver these projects.
—Dave Tarbet, Business Development Director of Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

The Project

TDA is providing cost consultancy services for Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust for their Musgrove Park Hospital project, in connection with an £80m project to develop the Trust’s critical care unit and operating theatres.

The proposed development includes 8 operating theatres, two of which are hybrid, 22 Level 1 critical care beds, endoscopy suites, a central sterile services department and outpatients and administration facilities.

Our Service

TDA provides commercial advice to the Trust, working with the private sector to ensure value for money across the project. TDA provides essential skills and expertise to manage the capital and life cycle costs of the project through strategic procurement, contracts and programming.

TDA has assisted with the preparation of the outline business case, which has been approved by the Trust’s Board and NHSI, procured design consultants and the principal supply chain partner (PSCP) and proposed strategic programmes. The next steps are to work with the Trust towards a full business case and to agree a guaranteed maximum price with the PSCP.

TDA’s Director of Commercial Services and Transformation, said: “This scheme of work is one of many exciting projects that our team is working on. TDA provides high level executive support to the health care sector and has experience of working on projects of this nature with Trusts across the South West.

TDA has helped the Trust maximise the value of this project. Their input and expertise means we are confident in the successful delivery of this significant project and its positive impact on the hospital.
—Ian Boswall, Project Director at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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