PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF ST. LUKE HOSPITAL
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St. Lukes hospital currently has 4000 beds, 80% of which are reserved for patients requiring major treatment, though it uses only 70%. The hospital is currently building a new wing that will increase this capacity by 25%. Once the new wing is completed, management has decided that 85% of this will be reserved for patients requiring major treatment and its actual usage could rise to 80%. The hospital management is absolutely certain that once the construction of this new wing is completed, it will be able to meet all forecast demand and also have enough spare to handle suIDen emergencies. You are required to calculate the following:
i. Current Designed Capacity
ii. Current Effective Capacity
iii. Current Actual Output
iv. Current Utilization
v. Current Efficiency
vi. Future Designed Capacity
vii. Future Effective Capacity
viii. Future Actual Output
ix. Future Utilization
x. Future Efficiency
(b) Evaluate the approach the hospital seems to take to its capacity management
The hospital has constructed a table that has information on the activities involved in the construction of the new wing:
Activity Weeks Precedence
B 8 A
C 10 A
D 6 A
E 4 B
F 14 D and E
G 8 C
H 12 G
J 16 G
K 4 F and H
L 6 J
M 5 L
(a) Draw the network diagram from the information in the table above and calculate the Total Float on each Activity
(b) If activity F is delayed by 18 Weeks, will the project be delayed? If so, analyse one action that the Operations Manager could take to avoid exceeding the current length of the critical path
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