BUSINESS CASE FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW MOLECULAR GENETIC SECTION IN A PUBLIC HOSPITAL PATHOLOGY
1. Imagine you are a team member of a large public hospital pathology service and you have been asked to formulate a business case to support an initiative of introducing a new section of ‘Molecular Genetics’. You have been briefed that you could expect to process approximately 200 samples per day. The scenario is that you are setting it up for the first time in a moderately sized pathology service (physical space and facility has been made available). You will need to consider staffing for the molecular genetics area, infrastructure (equipment) and kind of service (maternity/paediatric genetic testing).
My essay will be descriptive supported by evidence from researching my topic. The business plan should contain all the key elements listed above. For cost analysis, an excel spreadsheet would be desirable. my essay include a brief list of sources used in preparing your business case.
Major laboratory system $1 million dollars
A single major machine $100,000
A bench top small instrument $20,000 – 50,000
Reagent: reasonable guess
Pathologist $200,000 p.a.
Scientists $80,000 p.a. (Masters graduates +8.5% loading)
Technicians $50,000 p.a.
Cleaners $45,000 p.a.
Clerical officer $45,000p.a.
Other Direct and Indirect Cost: reasonable guess
•Activity-based costing addresses the actual work completed within a company and places the focus on ‘how work is performed’.