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.
- Identify the applicable role delineation level from the role delineation of Victorian public hospitals page.
- Identify the functional unit code applicable from the planning and functional units page.
- Identify the service plan throughput data required for that functional unit from the service planning data input page.
- Identify the functional benchmark for the FU for the applicable role delineation level from the functional benchmarks page.
- Identify the area benchmark for the FU for the applicable role delineation level from the area benchmarks page.
- 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.
- Identify the FF&E Cost Benchmark for the FU for the applicable Role Delineation Level from Cost Benchmarks, Table: Furniture, Fitout and Equipment Rates.
- Identify the relevant on-costs applicable to the project costs from Cost Benchmarks, Table: Project Specific On-Costs.
- Divide the Service Plan Throughput by the Functional BM to establish the number of units (eg beds, operating Theatres) required to deliver those services.
- Multiply the number of units required to deliver services by the Area BM to determine the Gross Departmental Area (GDA) for the Functional Unit.
- Multiply the GDA for the FU by the Building Cost BM to determine the building only cost.
- Multiply the GDA for the FU by the FF&E Cost BM to determine the FF&E cost.
- Calculate the relevant on-costs and allowances for the project.
- Sum all costs (Total Construction Cost, Total FF&E Cost and On costs) to calculate the Gross Departmental Cost.