Hillingdon Hospital Redevelopment Social Value Approach
The Redevelopment of Hillingdon Hospital offers the potential to deliver a lasting social, environmental and economic legacy. Through the redevelopment, the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (THHFT) will meet the local acute care needs of circa 350,000 people, including the provision of over 500 inpatient beds, A & E, outpatients and maternity care. Within the Hillingdon Redevelopment, the Trust is committed to measurably improving health and wellbeing outcomes for the people in Hillingdon, ensuring that sustainable health and social care services are built around local needs with the appropriate fit-for-purpose estate.
What we did
As the Trust prepared to submit their Outline Business Case and planning permission, Akerlof was commissioned to develop a social value strategy, charter and forecast. To help the Trust to identify core priorities, we first created a Requirements Assessment, ensuring social and economic interventions were centred on and aligned to local and national needs. We then delivered two workshops for key stakeholders to shape the strategy, developing themes, outcomes and measures, including activities that had already been planned. From these sessions, we developed the strategy, financial forecast and measurement approach. To optimise the strategy, we validated and refined our approach through continuous engagement with community partners, the wider Trust, the London ICS and the local borough council. As social value was a new concept to many, a significant part of our role was building capacity and capability within the redevelopment team and Trust. We did this through training sessions, guidance notes and clear checklists for each team.
- An upskilled redevelopment team, with a roadmap and checklist to embed social value through design, procurement, planning, delivery, and operation
- A comprehensive social value strategy and external cut for strategic engagement
- Quantified social value, which supported the value for money category within the economic case
- A one-page social value charter, with a supporting narrative for the redevelopment website
Don't just take our word for it...
Neetu Sharma, Strategy, The Hillingdon Hospital Redevelopment