Sedgwick Igoe & Associates Ltd provided business case development services to Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust for the redevelopment of Maternity services at Walsall Manor Hospital.

Over recent years the Trust had experienced a rise in demand for maternity services that has placed significant pressures on its existing service arrangements and infrastructure. In September 2015 the Care Quality Commission issued a warning notice and the Trust worked with Commissioners and other providers to introduce a cap of 4,200 births while improvements in services could be made.

The Trust’s strategy of lifting the cap and increasing the number of births to just below 5,000 per annum requires a redevelopment of maternity facilities. The Trust commissioned Sedgwick Igoe & Associates Ltd to produce a business case for NHS England to support the redevelopment of the maternity facilities, including a second, dedicated, co-located obstetrics theatre. 

Sedgwick Igoe & Associates’ work:

SIA partnered with the Trust in the development of a comprehensive Full Business Case to make the case for change. SIA worked with staff right across the Trust to ensure clinical, estates and strategic engagement in the development of the business case and acted as a critical friend of the Trust in order to ensure the best possible case for investment was put forward. SIA also coordinated the inclusion of feedback from NHS Improvement and collated all supporting documents, providing the Trust with a comprehensive pack for submission to NHS England.