Healthcare Planning

From analysing the healthcare needs of a community to determining the most effective model of care

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Start of the journey

Our concept of an optimal healthcare facility is based on the notion of ‘walls around activities’ – its design should be developed with the primary objective of supporting exemplary clinical care.

In developing the plan for how a hospital will deliver care, we start from a whole system viewpoint, and then zoom-in to focus on each clinical service and department. We review current and future clinical best practice and technology, and appraise the optimum approach and environment in which to deliver clinical services.

Healthcare Planning



Developing the vision for a new healthcare facility is key in providing a focal point around which project progress can coalesce.

We support the development a robust vision at outset of the process, capturing the needs and aspirations of a wide array of stakeholders which serve to guide the subsequent briefing and design process.


Demand and 
capacity analysis

Using robust modelling tools, we turn raw data into a sophisticated analysis of what the demand for healthcare is in a given community, contrasting this with the existing capacity to determine where the gaps exist.


Care model development

We review and develop our client’s approach to healthcare delivery, considering, amongst other things, clinical best practice, future technologies, financial constraints and organisational preference.

We focus on increasing effectiveness and efficiency and minimising potential anxieties throughout the patient journey.


Functional programmes

The output of the demand and capacity analysis and care model development process is a determination of what infrastructure is needed to address the gaps in the provision of healthcare.

Our functional programmes capture the required systemic and unitary healthcare capacity required to effectively meet demand.


Clinical design briefs

Our clinical design briefs serve as the reference point of our client’s vision throughout the development of a healthcare facility. Combining operational principles with a schedule of areas and functional adjacency concepts, they act as a fulcrum, translating the function of a building into its form.


Business case development

Our healthcare planning outputs form a fundamental part of the business case development process for a new facility. We lead or support the various stages of this process, coordinating and inputting into the assessment of strategic, economic, commercial, financial, and management components.

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Architectural mock-up of building and surrounding area

We help our clients develop a clear vision of the way they want to deliver healthcare.

Our expertise means we bring innovative solutions which support clinical excellence, deliver value for money, and are flexible enough to respond to changing demand, technology and practise.