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Education Event: Thursday 21st Feb 2019 – Simulation Analytics: an approach to improved facility briefing, design and operation.
February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The evening will be hosted in Aurecon’s Adelaide office, with video links to other states.
The following day (Friday 22nd) there are limited places available for a visit to the RAH.
Speakers: Peter Fitzsimmons and Peter Bodon will co-present their presentation in Adelaide.
Simulation Analytics has been utilised in the mining manufacturing and transport industries for some time. This presentation will be on the application of predictive simulation analysis as used for the proposed expansion of the Lyell McEwin Hospital’s (LMH) Emergency Department (ED) in the north of Adelaide. The LMH is a major tertiary hospital that provides medical, surgical, diagnostic, emergency and support services to a population of more than 300,000 people living in Adelaide’s north and north eastern suburbs.
Simulation Analytics was used to identify the most efficient number number of treatment spaces in the LMH ED based on a range of factors, such as: the number of ED presentations; the variability of ED presentations over a 24/7 period; population growth; achieving the best possible NEAT KPI performance; and the application of the ED model of care. The analysis identified that the number of treatment spaces needed to increase from the existing 43 to 76, and importantly that adding more treatment spaces beyond 76 was of diminishing value and did not result in further improvement in NEAT performance.
About our Speakers
Peter Fitzsimmons is currently the Director of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Capital Program, within the Infrastructure Unit in Department of Health and Wellbeing, South Australia. He has over 20 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse and Registered Mental Health Nurse. Over the past 18 years Peter has worked on a broad range of health infrastructure projects, from service planning through to project delivery. This work has included project managing a range of acute and sub-acute mental health capital projects, the South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute, and working on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital project.
Peter Bodon is a partner in Ernst & Young’s Decision Modelling and Economics service line where he heads up the Operations Research capability across the Asia Pacific region. He has over 22 years of experience in the application of dynamic simulation modelling to complex, highly dynamic systems and processes. His work in applying simulation and optimisation-based analytics across a broad range of industries and problem classes has seen him develop tools, teams and infrastructure to enable simulation analytics to be performed at scale. With experience executing simulation and optimisation projects and applying advanced experimentation and analytics techniques to transformational and strategic investment decisions, he has assisted numerous clients to make better system design decisions and to understand why they are the best decisions to make.