Hospitals: Asbestos

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of hospitals in England that contain asbestos in their building and premises.

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

Information on hospitals with asbestos is not collected centrally.

National Health Service trusts and NHS foundation trusts maintain their estate in a safe state. As required by legislation, NHS organisations locally undertake inspections, maintain a local asbestos register, and manage and dispose of it safely.

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