News & Events-Frazer-Nash delivers critical path mapping and implementation support to the relocation of the North Bristol NHS Trust


Leading system engineering company, Frazer-Nash has delivered critical path mapping and project implementation support to the North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT). Helping NBT to consolidate the majority of its operations onto the South mead Hospital site and occupy their new Brunel building, in May 2014. On the strength of the initial work completed Frazer-Nash has now been awarded a 12 month contract extension to deliver further support.

Frazer-Nash worked onsite with NBT to develop their entire consolidation programme to develop an overarching critical path that cut across a series of nine individual delivery programmes developed by NBT. This critical path mapshows how the programmes interlink and indicates the potential impact of one programme delay on the delivery of the overall project.

Frazer-Nash then further refined the critical path and developed a set of bespoke tools within Microsoft Project to enable the Trust to accurately manage and monitor the critical path for the project independently. The consultancy has also taken on a direct programme delivery role in the sterile services department and hospital resupply programmes, ensuring the required capability is in place for the relocation next May.

Martin Concannon, Business Manager at Frazer-Nash said "Frazer-Nash brought a unique perspective to this project thanks to our extensive experience of managing complex systems in other industries that can be mapped onto the medical sector. Our consultants delivered real value to this project by integrating quickly into the NHS team, and delivering real-life solutions to the issues they identified in a short timeframe."

Sasha Karakusevic, Chief Operating Officer, North Bristol NHS Trust, said: "The critical path mapping that Frazer-Nash has delivered has been invaluable, as has their support with aspects of the physical programme delivery. Having their consultants on site has been extremely effective and the tools they provided have meant we are in a good position to proactively manage the critical path ourselves as the project develops."