The application of effective facilities management techniques to best optimise the provision of community health services within the community health care premises

Featherstone, P 1999, The application of effective facilities management techniques to best optimise the provision of community health services within the community health care premises , MPhil thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the context of facilities management within the organisational context of the Community Health Care National Health Service Trust. The thesis commences with an examination of corporate and organisational strategy and how organisational philosophy and goals impact upon facilities management activity and effectiveness. This examination is developed within the Community Health Care setting through the application and analysis of a comprehensive tri-partite survey data set that examines the juxtaposition of Community Health Trust corporate strategy, facilities management techniques and health care perceptions of the facilities management process. The thesis then explores the derivation of facilities management strategy within the Community Health Trust, in terms of its alignment with general Trust corporate strategy, and develops core strategic facilities management philosophies. These philosophies attenuate contemporary facilities management concepts, and directly reference the afore-mentioned survey data sets. This results in a critical examination of facilities management within the chosen practice environment which, in turn, enables the documenting of various methodologies to best optimise the entire Trust facilities management process. The thesis then illustrates how quality management can act as the primary interface between strategic and operational Trust facilities management and what quality control mechanisms can be employed within the Trust to assure facilities quality, at both strategic and operational levels. The thesis continues with examples of emergent health care facilities management techniques which, despite having a primarily operational bias, directly reference and build upon the previous strategic Trust facilities management determinants. These emergent techniques encompass conventional facilities management tools, facilities management tools from outside the community health care practice environment, and report upon, for the first time, various innovative facilities management techniques which directly reference community health care philosophies. The thesis concludes with a model which illustrates the links between corporate strategy, facilities strategy, and facilities application within the chosen practice environment.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Contributors: Baldry, D (Supervisor)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2021 14:09
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2021 14:09
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/60950

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