Raulerson Hospital’s establishment of a dedicated diabetes care unit.

Raulerson Hospital aims to enhance its healthcare offerings by integrating a dedicated diabetes care unit, using a sustainable financial and economic strategy to navigate economic challenges and shifting healthcare landscapes. This paper outlines a five-year financial plan, detailing anticipated expenses, revenues, and funding for establishing the diabetes unit. It will also develop an implementation strategy, assess the initiative’s impact, and propose methods to leverage this addition as a valuable asset to the hospital, considering evolving environmental factors.

Estimating costs

The analysis indicates that the new diabetes unit at Raulson Hospital can use existing campus space, avoiding separate land costs. Costs for equipment, staff, and necessities will be evaluated using statistical projections, accounting for future needs and current challenges. Revenue calculations will consider care costs, patient numbers, historical performance, local diabetes prevalence, and the hospital’s community reputation. With an increasing patient count, there’s a projected need for more staff and resources, incorporating training for new nurses and support for healthcare professionals’ education.

Plan for projected expenses and revenues over the initial five years.

The budget outlines the financial projections for the organization’s diabetes care unit from 2022 to 2025, factoring in the construction and equipment costs on owned land totaling $400,000. Adjustments include a 5% increase in equipment costs and a 3% contingency for potential delays, adding $50,000 in FY 2023. Initial low patient numbers predict revenue at $3.25 million with anticipated growth due to increasing diabetes prevalence and healthcare costs. Expenses account for utilities, marketing, and administrative costs, with expectations of reduced future expenses through efficiency improvements and an established reputation stabilizing operating costs at $400,000 from 2024.NHS FPX 6008 Assessment 3 Developing an Implementation Plan

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The insurance and staffing cost correlate as they both change with the number of patients and nurse staffing needed. Based on report by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, indeed, Medscape, Glassdoor, Payscale, and other portals, the average salaries for full-time physician, nurse practitioner, medical assistant, receptionist, EHR nurse, and nurse specialist are $294,000, $124,000, $39,000, $35,000, $44,000, and $79,000 respectively (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021). The total salaries were calculated by considering nurse to patient ratio and 1.5% to 10% hike every year based on experience, performance, and salary growth rate (Moucheraud et al., 2019; NurseJournal, 2021). As the number of patients are expected to increase by 2024, more nurses will be recruited, which increases the cost. 

The loan repayment of $55.6 thousands is considered for the first three years to set the loan repayment of $50 thousands from 2024 onwards to reduce interest amount on loan from 2024. Thus, loan repayment value reduced significantly after three years. Based on all of the calculations, the unit showed excellent growth with an expected cash surplus of $8932.8 thousand after five years. 

Rollout Strategy for Implementation Plan, NHS FPX 6008 Assessment 3 Crafting a Plan for Implementation

The project begins with a planning and communication phase in June 2021, concluding in July 2021. Following management approval, an audit from July to September will allocate funds and develop mitigation plans. Construction is slated for six months, with the unit becoming operational in April 2022, achieving full functionality by June 2022. To streamline administration, bi-weekly meetings will involve key stakeholders for the first two months, enhancing decision-making and responsibility sharing. The initiative emphasizes stakeholder involvement, cultural and ethical considerations, inclusive care, and aims for cost-effective, high-quality services. Efforts to improve healthcare professional satisfaction and stakeholder empowerment are integral for sustainability.  

Evaluation of the Proposed Initiative’s Effects

The introduction of a diabetes care unit enhances the organization’s reputation and services, offering comprehensive care across various departments, thereby improving patient satisfaction and operational revenue. However, it also presents challenges such as increased workload for nurses and other healthcare professionals, and navigation difficulties for patients, especially the elderly and disabled. Addressing these issues involves strategies like improving nurse-to-patient ratios, flexible scheduling, additional hiring, and enhancing patient navigation through technological aids and personal assistance, aiming to balance service expansion with quality care and employee well-being.  

Approaches to navigating changing environmental factors

The initiative faces environmental risks including supply chain disruptions, IT system demands for managing higher patient volumes, pandemic-related infection risks, and competition from nearby diabetes care units. Strategies to mitigate these include dynamic stocking for supply consistency, resource management for steady supply flow, investments in IT for enhanced patient support, and utilizing large campuses for safety measures against pandemics. These approaches, along with offering affordable, comprehensive care, give the initiative a competitive edge over other facilities.NHS FPX 6008 Assessment 3 Developing an Implementation Plan


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