A generic approach to modelling A&E departments in Jamaica

Ave McIntosh (ongoing)

Research Question

To what extent can a generic approach to modelling A&E departments using discrete event simulation prove useful in Jamaican hospitals?

Aim and Objectives

The aim of my study is to investigate ways in which a UK based generic A&E department simulation model provides a starting position to build a generic A&E department simulation model for Jamaican hospitals and

Stages to this work will include:

i) To develop a sound understanding of the A&E department structure in Jamaica

ii) To identify bottlenecks in Jamaican A&E department in comparison to those in the UK.

iii) To carry out a “Seven day survey” at five hospitals namely one type A, two type B and one type C.

iv) To develop and validate a generic Jamaican A&E Department model.

v) To use the model developed to investigate what if scenarios.

vi) To evaluate the model and its application.