Supply and Demand Model – Service Plan – Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

Project Info


  • Capital Insight

Client Type

  • Service provider

Financial Year

  • 2017-18

Health Area

  • Acute

Service Provided

  • Health services planning


  • Queensland

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 were used to construct the demand and supply projection tool for use by the health service.

The project commenced in January 2017 and was completed in July 2017. HMA was sub-contracted by Capital Insight to undertake this specialist work.