Feasibility study and business case to establish a residential aged care facility for the Darwin and Palmerston Greek community, Dept of Health and Aged Care
The 2021 Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety noted that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds often experience difficulties when accessing aged care services. As part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission, the Department of Health and Aged Care appointed HMA to conduct a feasibility study and develop a business case for the Kalymnian Brotherhood Darwin Inc (the Kalymnian Brotherhood) to establish a culturally responsive residential aged care facility for the Darwin and Palmerston Greek community. The feasibility study was a Government election commitment and was funded through the October 2022–23 Budget. Key tasks included:
- scoping interviews with key stakeholders in the Darwin community and statistical analysis to develop estimates of underlying demand for further residential care services within the Darwin area
- detailed feasibility assessment including a pros and cons assessment of a range of service configuration options based on criteria, including capital cost, capacity to undertake raising of additional finance, operational risks (e.g. financial risks, workforce recruitment problems, expertise levels in aged care operation), governance complexity, and site suitability
- Preparation of a business case, including detailed financial modelling for a preferred service development option identified in previous stages
- Development of report findings submitted to the Department, incorporating feedback from our analysis and consultation process.
The project commenced in May 2023 and was completed in June 2023.