NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost of backlog maintenance for the NHS estate in England was, by level of assessed risk, in each financial year since 2010-11.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Backlog Maintenance cost reported by the National Health Service in total since 2010-11 is shown in the following table:

Cost to eradicate high risk backlog

Cost to eradicate significant risk backlog

Cost to eradicate moderate risk backlog

Cost to eradicate low risk backlog

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

2010-11

321.7

1,021.6

1,523.6

1,298.7

2011-12

296.3

926.4

1,484.8

1,316.3

2012-13

353.1

1,002.0

1,476.5

1,204.3

2013-14

356.6

1,016.7

1,426.6

1,241.8

2014-15

458.0

1,062.1

1,551.3

1,266.5

2016-17

947.1

1,791.8

1,798.4

1,008.2

2017-18

1,038.5

2,028.0

1,869.2

1,023.6

The Department collects data on backlog maintenance annually from the NHS trusts through its Estates Returns Information Collection. The data collected has not been amended centrally and its accuracy always remains the responsibility of the contributing NHS organisations.

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