NHS Estate Management and Property Maintenance

NHS Estate Management and Property Maintenance

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NHS land and buildings in England and Wales are valued at about *25 billion . Each year *400 million of major new buildings schemes are completed, and *500 million is spent on maintaining the premises and their associated services. The NHS reforms will have a profund effect on estate management. The introduction of capital charges will make clear, for the first time, the true cost of using property. The NHS faces a maintenance backlog of about *2 billion. This includes expenditure required to meet statutory and safety requirements in respect of waste incineration, fire precautions, the control of substances harzardous to health, and legionella prevention. A key factor in eliminating this backlog is improved utilisation. Property is a dynamic resource which should be adapted continually as populations change and clinical practice advances - permitting for example shorter stays in hospital and increasing use of day surgery.The NHS reforms will have a profund effect on estate management. The introduction of capital charges will make clear, for the first time, the true cost of using property. The NHS faces a maintenance backlog of about *2 billion.


Title:NHS Estate Management and Property Maintenance
Author: Audit Commission, National Health Service. NHS
Publisher: - 1991
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