The Strategic Outline Case

In September 2019, the Department of Health & Social Care published its Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) which indicates there will be funding for 40 new hospital building projects over the next 10 years. The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust was selected as being one of the hospitals to receive seed funding to develop a business case for the redevelopment of its buildings.

Progress so far

We have spent the past year developing a Strategic Outline Case that considers the various options for the future redevelopment of our hospital and, following in-depth engagement with our stakeholders, we have now completed this document and have submitted it to NHS England.

The Strategic Outline Case sets out why the Trust deserves funding and what we would like to do with it. It is also a preliminary assessment of project options and value for money.

To view the public summary of our Strategic Outline Case, please click here.

Next Steps

The next stage of this redevelopment involves the drafting of an Outline Business Case (OBC) which seeks to determine the preferred option and explains why it makes economic sense. Finally, we will need to develop a Full Business Case (FBC) – the final, detailed document which outlines how the redevelopment will be delivered.

As the project moves forward into its next stages, the Trust will continue its conversations with patients, staff, stakeholders and the local community to ensure everyone’s views are heard on the preferred way forward for the hospital’s redevelopment.