Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS FT & Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS FT

The challenge

We were engaged by Ashford St Peter’s Hospitals NHS FT (ASPH) and Royal Surrey County Hospital FT (RSCH) to develop an Outline Business Case (OBC) to describe how their existing partnership should develop over the next two years to deliver substantial patient benefits and maintain the longer term clinical and financial sustainability – both Trusts were forecast to become unsustainable in their current form within 3 years. The OBC needed to make the case for change, define a shared clinical vision, identify a preferred option, demonstrate its affordability and makes recommendations about the next steps to further develop that preferred option.