The paper 'Performance Management at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham " is a perfect example of a management case study. Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham was built for the purposes of replacing the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak hospital. The hospital was constructed to provide a wide range of medical services including the secondary services. The project is also part of the NHS scheme and it is located in Edgbaston, Birmingham in England. Initially, the hospital was to be named Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital but this was changed after the Ministry of Justice ruled that no word can precede a Royal title.
The construction plans for the new hospital was unveiled in 1998 but it was approved by Birmingham City Council in October 2004. The project was the first acute hospital to be built in Birmingham since 1937. The project was part of the Private Finance Initiative with Consort Healthcare Limited. The project experienced some delays when Consort failed to sign the deal in March 2005. The deal was signed in early 2006 and it began in June 2006. The hospital was designed by BDP Architects and it was undertaken by Balfour Beatty.
Heavy machinery was used during the construction process with one of the cranes standing at 90.2 meters. The new facility is composed of 1,215 patient’ s beds. The hospital also has 30 operating theatres with 23 inpatients and 7-day case. The hospital also has 100 critical care beds and the hospital also has the largest single-floor unit in the world. 44% of the beds are in a single room. The hospital is spacious as no room has more than four beds.
This is important for the hospital in terms of improving its efficiency when treating the patients (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, 2014). The total cost of the hospital was £ 545 million and it was part of the £ 1 billion urban generation plan for Selly Oak and Bournbrook. The construction of the hospital ended in 2p010 and it was opened to the public in the same year. The first part of the project to be completed was the multi-storey car park at a cost of £ 12 million. £ 30 million was also spent on the preparation of the site.
The car park has 3,800 car parking spaces for the purposes of catering for the needs of the high number of people visiting the hospital. The finished complex is 63 meters tall and it has a total of 9 storeys. The atrium of the building has a glass roof. On the other hand, the hospital also has an educational center as well as retail outlets that serve the people visiting the hospitals as well the members of staff and the patients.
The hospital is also the home to 36-bed trauma for both the civilian and the military personnel while on deployment (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, 2014). The Royal center for Defense Medicine is also housed within the new facility. Chaplaincy and prayer facilities are also found in the hospital. This is for the purpose of catering to the needs of people from different religions. The hospital has prayer facilities for the Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindu. The Army, Navy and Airforce medical staff are usually trained at the hospital.
The new facility has 6, 900 members of staff who serve more than half a million patients every year. The members of staff are highly competent for the purpose of ensuring that better services are delivered to the patients.
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