Building resilience in the healthcare sector
From major hospitals providing acute care to mental health services and community care facilities, the healthcare sector is evolving. Advances in medical research and technologies are helping develop new patient-centric approaches and tackle such global challenges as population growth, obesity, longevity, dementia, mental health and pandemics.
While nations and healthcare providers have varying challenges and resources, all share a focus on improving patient outcomes and quality care, delivered as efficiently as possible. In many developed nations, there is a drive for smarter facilities, more integrated models of care and upgrading and development of facilities. In other nations, such as China, effective delivery of large-scale new hospitals is the priority.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented demand on healthcare services and accelerated the pace of change. Future resilience of services is a concern for governments, public and private healthcare providers and other stakeholders.
Healthcare spending is forecast to reach 10.2 percent of GDP across OECD countries by 2030, raising concerns about economic sustainability. Constrained financial resources demand maximum capital and operational efficiency in healthcare estates. The global imperative to reduce carbon emissions is increasing the focus on energy efficiency, presenting particular challenges for existing estates.
Our expertise in healthcare
As a performance partner to the healthcare sector, we bring breadth of expertise and experience. Combining global reach with local intelligence, our extensive knowledge enables us to build the best teams and draw on global best practice. Our digital tools and data resources drive evidence-based solutions to foster great outcomes.
With an unrivalled combination of expert people, data intelligence and operational understanding, including project and cost management, health advisory strategic facilities management, and consultancy on equipment and technology, we are a trusted advisor to clients, empowering them to make business decisions with confidence.
Our turnkey service drives optimum delivery, construction and operation in projects and programmes for hospitals and other facilities.
Breadth and depth
Our multidisciplinary team has 150 healthcare experts working across more than 100 offices in 45 countries.
We have experience working with leading NHS Trusts and Central Government Departments delivering the majority of the new UK Health Infrastructure Programme.
Building at scale
We have helped to deliver over £10bn in capital value of hospital projects around the world over the past decade, helping keep pace with rising demand for hospital services.
Find out how we have brought our skills, experience, data and knowledge to the upgrading, development and operation of major hospitals, specialist clinics and research centres and social care infrastructure.
AAR Hospital, Kenya
Handed over in April 2021, the AAR Hospital is a vital element in Kenya’s drive to universal healthcare.
Integrated COVID Hub North East, UK
Fighting the coronavirus pandemic via a new state-of-the-art testing facility.
UCT Neuroscience Building, South Africa
Improving accessibility and integration for state-of-the-art neurology centre.
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Ireland
The publicly-funded National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin has almost 60 years' experience of providing treatment for patients who have a physical or cognitive disability due to illness or injury.
Greater London Authority – Retrofit Accelerator Programmes, UK
The Greater London Authority’s Retrofit Accelerator programmes are breaking new ground as part of the Mayor of London’s ambitious agenda to make the capital a zero-carbon city.
South Tipperary General Hospital, Ireland
Appointed by the Health Service Executive to ensure the €9m development of this new hospital building was delivered to a fixed programme and budget.
We have a global track record of supporting large-scale hospital delivery, upgrading and performance to enable clinical excellence, resilience and best return on investment across the asset lifecycle.
Our global experts give their news, views and analysis of the trends across healthcare and our clients provide specialist insights into the latest business moves and best practice in the sector.
Procuring for performance: opportunity in response to market uncertainty
Procurement needs to seize the opportunity to deliver a construction industry that will meet net-zero demands, build resilience and widen opportunities in the supply chain.
How to get more from your programme data
Gathering real-time data to understand a programme’s current status is good. But using it to predict the future and inform pre-emptive decisions is better. Using the right data effectively is key to transforming performance in construction.
Long lead times and rising freight costs challenge Australia and New Zealand’s construction markets
Construction activity across Australia and New Zealand continues at pace, however, long lead times and rising freight costs are placing further pressure on construction markets.
We work with clients to bring agile and bespoke solutions to today’s healthcare challenges. Our independent advice supports sound investment and business decision-making.
We unlock the potential of technology, data and building information modelling (BIM) to drive performance and create collaborative working environments.
Our procurement and supply chain strategies are geared to getting the best from the market. Our programme and project management approaches drive the desired client outcomes. We safeguard clients’ commercial interests through firm cost and commercial management. Our robust and proactive controls give confidence in programme and project performance.
We define the business case and enable estates to maximise their potential, supporting in areas including asset rationalisation, low and zero-carbon strategies, strategic facilities management and lean management approaches.
We guide delivery partner selection and adoption of modern methods of construction. We drive performance, safety and quality by identifying efficiencies and opportunities, and sharing our learning to mitigate common risks.
Turner & Townsend have a team of highly dedicated healthcare professionals who have a real passion for delivering outstanding results for the NHS. Turner & Townsend’s ability to achieve great outcomes on a regular basis is their real strength and sets them aside from others. Peter Harding CEO, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead