The costs to eradicate the backlog of maintenance services to the NHS estate was £9 billion, according to a report.
NHS Digital has published The Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) which includes national and local-level information from all NHS trusts in England that delivered secondary care and ambulance services between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.
‘Backlog maintenance' is a measure of how much would need to be invested to restore a building to a certain state based on a state of assessed risk criteria. It does not include planned maintenance work (rather, it is work that should already have taken place), according to the report.
Complete data was received from all 224 NHS trusts, including 10 ambulance trusts.
The report includes information at the trust and site level, including those trusts operating under a private finance initiative (PFI) arrangement.
The report can be found here.