Supply and Demand Model: Service Plan – Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service sought to examine alternative acute, sub-acute and mental health service configurations across its three facilities in Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough. HMA was asked to develop a spreadsheet-based model to facilitate scenario modelling that allowed for changes in self-sufficiency and relative utilisation by specialty-related group, also allowing for population growth.
HMA conducted extensive demographic analysis of catchment population data to assess population health, immigration and land release impacts on the current provisions of the health service structure. Data from Queensland Health, private hospitals and Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service was used to construct the demand and supply projection tool for use by the health service.
The project was completed in July 2017. HMA was sub-contracted by Capital Insight to undertake this specialist work.
Preliminary Evaluation of the Community Nursing Program (including assessment of fee schedule) – Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) purchases a wide range of health services for entitled persons (eligible veterans and/or their spouse) through its Community Nursing Program (CNP). The program aims to keep entitled persons living independently in the community and reduce early admission to hospital.
In response to health policy changes and the introduction of new state and federally funded community programs, DVA engaged HMA to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the CNP. The preliminary evaluation included assessment of the needs of clients accessing the service, how well the needs are met, how the CNP contributes to desired client outcomes, and a desktop review of current fee structure compared to market value. Key tasks included:
This project was completed in February 2019.
Statistical Suicide Demand Analysis – National Indigenous Critical Response Service
HMA was engaged by Thirrili Ltd to undertake suicide demand analysis for the National Indigenous Critical Response Service. Key tasks included:
The project commenced in December 2017 and is ongoing.