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Hospital capital planning process

The benchmarks in this guideline can be used to calculate capital costs for a hospital project based upon the service plan throughput data.

The process for calculating the capital cost of a functional unit (FU) is set out below and a worked example provided in Figure: Hospital capital planning process - worked example.

Steps

  1. Identify the applicable role delineation level from the role delineation of Victorian public hospitals page.
  2. Identify the functional unit code applicable from the planning and functional units page.
  3. Identify the service plan throughput data required for that functional unit from the service planning data input page.
  4. Identify the functional benchmark for the FU for the applicable role delineation level from the functional benchmarks page
  5. Identify the area benchmark for the FU for the applicable role delineation level from the area benchmarks page
  6. Identify the building cost benchmark for the FU for the applicable role delineation level from the cost benchmarks page, using the data in attached table on that page, Tables benchmarking - cost benchmarks.
  7. Identify the FF&E Cost Benchmark for the FU for the applicable Role Delineation Level from Cost Benchmarks, Table: Furniture, Fitout and Equipment Rates. 
  8. Identify the relevant on-costs applicable to the project costs from Cost Benchmarks, Table: Project Specific On-Costs.
  9. Divide the Service Plan Throughput by the Functional BM to establish the number of units (eg beds, operating Theatres) required to deliver those services.
  10. Multiply the number of units required to deliver services by the Area BM to determine the Gross Departmental Area (GDA) for the Functional Unit.
  11. Multiply the GDA for the FU by the Building Cost BM to determine the building only cost.
  12. Multiply the GDA for the FU by the FF&E Cost BM to determine the FF&E cost.
  13. Calculate the relevant on-costs and allowances for the project.
  14. Sum all costs (Total Construction Cost, Total FF&E Cost and On costs) to calculate the Gross Departmental Cost.
Figure: Hospital capital planning process - worked example
Figure: Hospital capital planning process - worked example