Project objectives

HPA developed a plan to guide the implementation of the Renal Supportive Care Services (RSC) and develop an accountability and evaluation framework. RSC aims to address the gaps in care for patients with chronic kidney disease who chose not to commence dialysis, and patients receiving dialysis but experiencing persistent symptoms and with severe comorbidities. It integrates palliative care into the renal service to help patients to live as well as possible with chronic kidney disease. The aim of the evaluation was to quantify the savings that have resulted due to the program.

NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Our approach

HPA undertook this work by gaining an understanding of the program from the South West Sydney local health district,  analysing trends in activity, comparing SWSLHD with other health services, and analysing costs and cost savings.

HPA worked with the Renal Supportive Care Working Group established by the ACI to develop the plan and the accountability framework. In addition to the plan, HPA reworked cost estimates for implementation of the services across the state, identifying hubs to provide training, mentoring and research for the program.


ACI used the plan to guide the implementation of RSC in the planned centres across the state.

Our vision

HPA aims to be a leading firm in specialist consulting services in the health care sector, offering qualitative and quantitative analysis and synthesis of evidence, providing expertise in statistics and data science, and contributing to well founded and practical policy advice. We aim to deliver the highest quality of services, helping our clients to achieve their objectives, while transferring our expertise and building their capabilities.

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