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Hospital Transformation

From Failure to Success and Beyond

  • Derek Burke
  • Prasad Godbole
  • Andrew Cash

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Requirements of Basic Healthcare Globally

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tim Tomlinson, Prasad Godbole
      Pages 7-12
  3. Models of Healthcare Provision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Prasad Godbole, Matthew Kurian
      Pages 15-19
  4. Provision of Effective, Safe and Good Quality Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  5. Identifying Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Stephen Duckett, Christine Jorm
      Pages 35-41
    3. Rivanna Stuhler, Martin A. Koyle
      Pages 43-49
    4. Jaime Llambías-Wolff
      Pages 51-57
  6. The Turnaround Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Erwin Loh, Katherine Lorenz
      Pages 81-93
    3. Prasad Godbole, Derek Burke
      Pages 95-103
  7. Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Stephen Stericker, Dawn Lawson
      Pages 107-122
  8. Overcoming the Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123

About this book


This book discusses the factors that contribute to the success of hospitals from a theoretical, practical and operational perspective to allow hospital managers both clinical and non-clinical at all levels to achieve success via a turnaround process where necessary.  A robust performance management framework is detailed to make this success sustainable. Case studies where appropriate support the relevant chapters. Chapters can be read sequentially or as a stand-alone chapter.

Hospital Transformation: From Failure to Success and Beyond enables readers to develop their hospital management skills. Issues of patient care, resource allocation, staff management, leadership, risk management, infection control, and financial sustainability are all covered. This book is relevant to hospital administrators, clinicians involved in hospital management, independent consultants, and healthcare providers responsible for day to day operations of healthcare facilities.


Patient experience Finance and performance Quality and effectiveness Resource Allocation Quality Assurance Framework

Editors and affiliations

  • Derek Burke
    • 1
  • Prasad Godbole
    • 2
  • Andrew Cash
    • 3
  1. 1.Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation TrustDepartment of Emergency MedicineSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation TrustDepartment of Paediatric SurgerySheffieldUK
  3. 3.Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSheffieldUK

About the editors

Derek Burke, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sheffield Children's Foundation Trust. Prof. Burke is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine; Medical Director and Responsible Officer at Sheffield Children's Hospital, as well as part of the Executive Board of the Hospital. Prof. Burke has been an Honorary Chair at Sheffield Hallam University since 2013.

Prasad Godbole, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sheffield Children's Foundation Trust. Prof Godbole is a Consultant Paediatric Urologist, and Deputy Medical Director at the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. He is the Medical Director of Pioneer Healthcare Limited, an Independent Sector Healthcare organisation in the UK. Prof Godbole also Chairs two not for profit charitable foundations in India: Prism Foundation, and Prasanna Autism Centre. Prof. Godbole has been an Honorary Chair at  Sheffield Hallam University since 2017.

Sir Andrew Cash OBE joined the NHS as a fast track graduate management trainee and has been a chief executive for more than 20 years. He has worked at local, regional and national level. He has worked by invite at the Department of Health Whitehall on a number of occasions. He is a visiting Professor in Leadership Development at the Universities of York and Sheffield. Sir Andrew has been Chief Executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation since its inception in July 2004 until his retirement in July 2018. Prior to that he was the first Chief Executive of the newly merged Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, which came into effect in April 2001. Currently Sir Andrew is Chief Executive/System Lead for the South Yorkshire and BASSETLAW Integrated Care System. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hospital Transformation
  • Book Subtitle From Failure to Success and Beyond
  • Editors Derek Burke
    Prasad Godbole
    Andrew Cash
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-15447-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-15450-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-15448-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 134
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Administration
    Practice and Hospital Management
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health


“Written for healthcare professionals, the book will be valuable for those primarily in leadership positions. Those who are in managerial roles, both clinical and nonclinical, will find the information relevant and interesting.” (Constance Shay-Hadley, Doody’s Book Reviews, March 6, 2020)