NHS Estate

NHS Estate

The sum total of real property—buildings, land, vehicles, and equipment—which comprises tangible NHS assets.
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ONLY 59 per cent of the NHS estate is in good condition - a deterioration of eight per cent in just two years.
Earlier this year, the government's National Information Board (NIB) commissioned a feasibility study into the viability of turning the whole NHS estate in the country into a massive free Wi-Fi zone.
The funding is part of the Welsh Government's PS200m capital pledge to buy and replace equipment and maintain NHS estate.
Funding in other health board areas will be announced later this year as part of the Welsh Government's PS200m capital pledge to buy and replace equipment and maintain NHS estate.
The NHS estate is extensive and complex with buildings that range from state of the art healthcare facilities, to hospitals that date back many years.
A Welsh Assembly Government spokesman said: "We are investing over pounds 300m annually to repair the NHS estate.
The Trust is committed to continuing work with our partners, particularly Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, to ensure the best use of NHS estate and that future developments continue to make improvements for local people who need to use our specialist services".
The report, published by trade body the Construction Products Association (CPA), reveals the total cost for the backlog of repairs to the NHS estate is pounds 2.
Potential impact of Health and Social Care Act on future of the NHS estate and development of GP premises - including estate rationalization, surplus land for sale, abolition of PCTs and shift towards foundation trust status
Thirty-seven per cent of properties need money spent to improve them, while four per cent of the NHS estate is said to be in an unsatisfactory condition, with major investment required.
The spokeswoman added: "The Welsh Government invests more than PS200m of capital funding into the Welsh health service every year to buy and replace equipment and maintain NHS estate.
The spokeswoman said: "The Welsh Government invests more than PS200m every year to buy and replace equipment and maintain NHS estate.