St James’s Hospital in Dublin is seeking to procure a “healthcare planning consultancy service” to provide a model to support capital development and workforce planning over the next 10-to-15 years.
According to the tender, the model should be based on input from national and local experts, existing hospital and community data, and international benchmarks.
In building the model, the consultancy service should examine demand, activity, and existing capacity modelling to make “evidence-based assumptions”.
“The model will be interactive and dynamic and will allow St James’s Hospital and other providers within the St James’s Hospital catchment area [to] adjust the assumptions and change input data on an ongoing basis,” the tender document stated.
In its work, the consultancy service would examine all sub-specialities associated with an adult academic teaching hospital and associated community services, including: Emergency department and urgent care; inpatient services; outpatient services; procedure areas; and diagnostic facilities.
It would also examine staff facilities, academic requirements for teaching, research, and innovation, and the provision of key community services for the catchment area, including: Mental health; primary care; chronic disease management; rehabilitation; palliative care; and homecare.
The service would provide a workforce model for each clinical area and for clinical and non-clinical staffing.
It is proposed to put in place a contract for the service for a period of six years, with an option to further extend for an additional two periods of 24 months each.
“The hospital requires delivery of the completed model in the shortest reasonable timeline from commencement of contract,” according to the tender.
The deadline for a response to the tender was 20 October.