PORTFOLIO TRANSFERS OF HEALTH ASSETS
How it started
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust needed Estate Strategy options to deliver a holistic approach to community health and care, to consolidate services, and to meet the demand for clinical consultation space from a growing population.
What we did
We delivered innovative ways to enable the Trust’s Growth Strategy.
We developed a project plan, informed on strategy, and formulated the business case to
enable the Trust to best engage in the transfers of three assets totalling circa 10,000 sqm (107,000 sq ft) from the ownership of NHS Property Services. We oversaw legal and technical due diligence, developed a 10-year financial assessment, advised at all points of internal governance, and undertook risk management arrangements.
How it ended
Key outcomes from the transfer include:
Boosts the Trust financial position
Upgrades Clinical pathways and services locally
Builds flexibility and capacity to support the wide range of population health needs
Enabled “best for system” solutions. Collaborative working with other Trusts means that much-needed Acute Hospital space will be unlocked through better utilisation of the transferred assets
Improved step-up/down provision and integrated care pathways to address the demand of the local community.
Gained approvals from all key stakeholders, including the Trust board, ICS/B, and DHSC.