Strategic and Capital Development

The Strategic and Capital Development team ensure that the Trust can plan for and build for the health needs of the community for the future. Strategic and Capital Development for the Trust includes understanding the Strategic Direction in which the Trust needs to travel to meet the needs of our patients, clients and their carers; then plan to meet those needs at the right time and with the best use of resources by creating robust business cases for the South Eastern Trust.

It involves planning, designing and building the best physical resources for the changing health needs of the community, within the budget and time available, to help all the services of the Trust in Transforming Your Care (TYC).

An example of the work of the Strategic and Capital Development team is the ambitious Phase B development at the Ulster Hospital. Through a carefully considered programme of engagement, planning, design and construction a new Inpatient ward block will be built by the end of 2016, with 100% single bedrooms, a new Day Procedures Unit and Pharmacy, followed shortly by an Acute Services block including specialist wards, an Emergency Department, a 64 bed clinical assessment unit and a new imaging department providing a range of x-ray services for inpatients and a new emergency department.

  • Strategic and Capital Development priorities and plans

    The Strategic and Capital Development department is responsible for the management and delivery of the Trust’s major Capital Programme from planning through to commissioning and Post Project Evaluations (PPE) for all capital investment projects over £1,500, 000.

    The department ensures the Trust wide review of strategic Capital Priorities and the subsequent development of robust business cases for submission to the Department of Health to secure the required funding.

    Leading the Corporate Planning process is also another key role for the department.  This process includes the development and publication of the Trust’s Corporate Plan and the development of the Trust Management Plan. These plans are essential for the continuous delivery of efficiency and service reform throughout the Trust.

    Another key of the role of the Strategic and Capital Development department is to support our staff in a culture of continuous development and ultimately service improvement by developing and coordinating the Trust’s Leadership Conferences.

    The Personal and Public Involvement process, engaging with a wide variety of key stakeholders across the Trust is led by the Strategic and Capital Development department. This process involves engaging with services users and carers, Trust User Forums, Patient Client Council, partner organisations and external bodies to ensure that Trust plans include their views.

    The department ensures that the appropriate consultation and engagement processes are in place.  This includes input from clinical staff and patients into the design development for new buildings.  Furthermore, local representatives and the wider public throughout the Trust area are engaged when considering strategic directions such as those outlined in Delivering Together.

  • Capital Programme

    The Strategic and Capital Development department is responsible for:

    • Establishing the strategic need for investment
    • Development of outline business cases (OBC) for Health and Social Care Board /
    • Department of Health approval
    • Managing the design process of capital projects and involving key stakeholders such as service users
    • Participation in the Procurement process
    • Management of the Gateway (governance) process
    • Management of the construction and equipment budgets
    • Management of the construction programme
    • Management of the supply and installation of equipment
    • Management of technical commissioning / handover
    • Completion of Post Project Evaluations
    • Leading the Trust’s strategic masterplan to ensure best use of Trust Estate
  • Completed Capital Projects

    Recent projects that have been successfully completed include:

    Ulster Hospital Phase A Redevelopment – £106m
    Maternity Unit
    Renal Unit
    Critical Care Complex (Theatres / ICU / Labs / CSSD)
    Car Parking (900 spaces) / Security Centre
    Front Entrance

    Ulster Hospital Phase B Enabling works (£10m)
    First Steps Day Nursery
    New Loop Road
    Aquifer and Infrastructure

    Lagan Valley Replacement Theatres – £3.557m

    New Build Lisburn Adult Resource Centre for clients with a Learning Disability – £3.5m

    New Build Bayview Resource Centre for clients with Physical and Learning Disabilities – £4.7m

    New Downe Hospital – £64m
    Inpatient Wards
    Children’s Services
    Midwifery Led Unit
    Psychiatry of Old Age
    Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit
    Emergency Department
    GP Out of Hours

    Specialist Breast and Endocrine Unit, Ulster Hospital £1.57m

    Re-provision of Pound Lane Health Centre, as GP and Primary Care Centre within Downe Hospital, Downpatrick (£1.6m)

    Cedar Court Supported Living Accommodation, Downpatrick (£3.2m)

    Cuan Court Supported Living Accommodation, Newtownards

    Inpatient Ward Block, Ulster Hospital – £102m
    Inpatient Wards
    Day Procedures Unit
    Endoscopy Suite
    Angiography Suite
    Inpatient Pharmacy
    Cardiac Investigations