Over the past few years, there has been a notable increase in the number of car accidents on our road leading to an increase in Emergency cases in the hospitals. The emergency section of the hospital has proven to be a little bit small for these increased cases; as it was not designed to suit that high number of patients at once. With this in mind, the purpose of the project would be to create a wing that would be specifically designed to handle such cases. This will result in effective health care delivery to the patients and utilization of the limited available health practitioners in the hospital (Sullivan, Eleanor and Decker, 2009). As a result, congestions in the emergency room will be minimized and operations will be streamlined. This purpose of the project will be to enable the hospital to be in a better position to attend to the increasing case of the road accidents as well as other emergency cases all together hence providing quality health services to all those who need it.
The program will be targeting the accident victims who are directed to this hospital by the ambulances and relatives. It is noted that the accidents victims have increased over the past few months making our current emergency room unable to cope with this influx. This means there will be a diversion of all ambulances carrying such victims in this wing of the hospital as it will be equipped with the handling of such cases most effectively. This program will focus on the minimizing of errors caused by doctors and nurses due to confusion in the emergency rooms. With this project in place, service delivery to the ER victims will be greatly improved as there will be a split between accidents victims and other emergency related victims. In general, the quality of health care delivery will increase making it the secondary objective of the project. This in turn will increase the number of customer’s since they will be in a position to attend to the increased numbers and delivering quality services as the same cost.
The project once completed will result in a new hospital wing equipped with all the necessary equipment and staff. This will enable the hospital to be in a better position to respond to the emergency cases. The hospital will be having all the equipment and space to efficiently carry out their tasks. As the hospital has been criticized by many for the poor services it offers in case of emergency, the objectives of the program will be to minimize such scenarios and make the hospital the first choice of all the locals in terms of emergency response. The question of space will be solved as the patients will be moved to better wards. According to hospital management (2010), the expansion of the hospital will impact greatly on the hospitals image which is good for business as it will attract more customers to the hospital.
In terms of budgeting for the project, proper budgeting will be required so as to lure investors and the board to finance the project. For the new wing to be as effective as possible, there will be a need for the management to ensure that the appropriate equipment are installed and up to date technologies are used in all areas of the hospital’s service lines. One should not just look at the cost associated with the project; one should look at the positive image the program will create of the hospital in general. The program will result in increased in-patients visiting the hospital meaning more and more revenues to the hospital. This increases profitability hence fulfilling the major goal of most organization. The program will also result in better health care delivery to its clients putting the interest of all its patients into consideration irrespective of their situation. The program also can be seen as a community outreach program as it is mainly focused with keeping the society safe. There will be increased life expectancy in the community due to proper medical care. Job opportunities will also be availed to the community members hence increasing their life standards. Over a period of two to four years once the project has been completed, the revenues for the hospital would be expected to have doubled meaning that the payback period of the initial investment will be in a short period of time. This means that the project will benefit the hospital in the long-run as will increase profitability of the institution.
In order to establish whether or not the objectives of the project are being met, there will be need for the project evaluation to be conducted at least twice in a year. This will enable the management to be in a position to rectify any problems that may have arisen and correcting them in time to increase the project’s effectiveness. One of the ways through which the program can be evaluated is through the monitoring of revenue increase. This will show whether the project resulted in benefits to the hospital or not. Another way of evaluating the project will be the determining of the rate at which the patients are increasing, both out-patient and in-patient. With this, one can be in a position to determine whether or not the projected has been successful or just a waste of the investors’ funds.
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