Client : Aberdeen Royal Infirmary


Aberdeen Royal Infirmary was in the process of constructing a
new Emergency Care Centre
when queries were raised about theatre capacity. DLA were brought on board to look in detail at current
theatre capacity
and utilisation to ascertain
future viability
. The scheme expanded to include review of the changes to the population served, the current workflows and potential improvements for the future.

Working closely with the Trust stakeholders we developed a
modelling tool
, which clearly demonstrated current inefficiencies within the process, whilst enabling the team to model the
future capacity
requirements based on the evidence gathered throughout the process and current data provided by the Trust. The outcome of the
holistic review
of the overall theatre suite throughput, and not just the Emergency Care Centre in isolation, benefited the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by demonstrating that the ‘vanguard’ theatre suite they had on site could be let ‘off hire’ while at the same time
reduce theatre waiting lists
for elective surgeries.

'DLA FreemanWhite have provided high level consultancy, healthcare planning, consultancy, process improvement and architectural services to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary'

Dr Manju Patel
Acute Sector Planning Lead
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Services :
Healthcare Planning