NHS chiefs could save £500m in maintenance

Grant Prior 11 years ago
Share

NHS bosses could save more than £500m a year by improving the maintenance supply chain.

The figure is contained in a damning report from cost consultant EC Harris which claims health chiefs could raise another £1bn by selling-off unused buildings.

EC Harris unearthed a worrying gap between the best and worst performing NHS Trusts with some areas spending 54% more on facilities management than fellow organisations.

The report recommends “rationalising the supply chain in order to achieve a 15% reduction in service costs, which would lead to a potential ‘hard’ facilities management saving of £572million per annum.”

Selling just half of the empty and underused space across the NHS estate would also raise more than £1bn while simply knocking 50% of them down would save £250m in maintenance costs.

Latest news

ISG wins £600m Hertfordshire Hollywood film studio job

Holywood studio Sunset awards pre-construction contract for 90-acre studio complex in Broxbourne
3 days ago

NAO calls for road programme cuts as costs soar

Public spending watchdog calls for roads programme review amid project delays and cost overruns
3 days ago

Kier hires Laing O’Rourke veteran for London office push

Gus Wright takes up new London regional director role in January
4 days ago

VolkerFitzpatrick lands starring role on £174m film studios

Contractor to start main works on Eastbrook Studios in Dagenham
4 days ago

Wates poaches Balfour director to lead North West operation

Sarah Cooke to lead Wates Construction in the North West
4 days ago

£3.4bn Sellafield infrastructure race delayed to New Year

Contest to start in January for four partners in infrastructure delivery shake-up
3 days ago

Rebuilt TBM launches into second HS2 tunnel drive

Balfour Beatty Vinci TBM Dorothy starts second Long Itchingwood HS2 drive
4 days ago

Materials lead times back to pre-pandemic levels

Pinch points around gas boilers to persist until mid-2023 because of shortages of semiconductors
4 days ago

Bond strength helps TClarke towards £500m turnover target

Building services giant predicting a record year in 2023
4 days ago

All-clear for £125m Guildford Debenhams redevelopment

Native Land's St. Mary’s Wharf will comprise 185 homes
4 days ago

Thompsons brings down historic Redcar blast furnace – video

Redcar demolition clears the way for new net zero future
4 days ago

Wolverhampton picks McLaughlin & Harvey for £50m learning campus

Main construction to start next spring on City Learning Quarter
5 days ago

Michelmersh buys offsite brick cladding and chimney maker

Pre-built brick products producer Fabspeed sold for over £6m
4 days ago

Pagabo acquires mental health monitoring business

Framework giant makes move after Moodbeam goes into liquidation
4 days ago

Green light for London timber office block

Construction to start next year on six-storey cross-laminated timber block
6 days ago

Government pushes ahead with £3bn building safety levy plan

Affordable homes projects and small schemes developed by SMEs will be exempted
5 days ago

Rejigged £340m Museum of London plan approved

McAlpine tipped to take £340m job for new museum at Smithfield market
5 days ago

Ex-construction minister joins cladding repair firm

Intelligent FS appoints Lord Richard Harrington after government contracts send turnover surging
5 days ago

Willmott Dixon limbers up for £18m Rainham sports centre

Work to start in April on New Splashes Sports Centre in Rainham
5 days ago

Plans in for BBC’s new home in Birmingham

Project will be one of the first net zero carbon in construction office buildings
5 days ago

McLaughlin & Harvey wins Lowestoft harbour design

Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility is expected to cost around £25m to build
6 days ago

Van Elle first-half revenue hits record £81m

Piling specialist upgrades full-year profit forecast after strong first-half trading
6 days ago

Forterra plans fourth brick price hike in 12 months

New Year increase follows 16.5% jump in October
6 days ago

640-home plan lodged for £250m Trafford scheme

Developer Glenbrook aims to start work by next summer on Lumina Village
6 days ago

Kier construction boss Liam Cummins to leave next month

Stuart Togwell to take over at Kier in New Year
6 days ago

Severfield profits jump as steel price hikes tempered

First-half pre-tax profit rises 29% to £10.2m as steel price rises successfully passed-on
6 days ago

Land deal reboots stalled Earls Court 4,500-home scheme

40-acre West London site could be redeveloped with 4,500 homes
6 days ago

Firms readied for £46m Norfolk bypass job

Work timetabled to start in 2024 on Long Stratton Bypass
6 days ago

2023 to be ‘Year of Catch-up’ for London office projects

Twenty-six schemes in demolition raising hopes of major project starts ramping up again
7 days ago

Galliford Try buys green water specialist

Latest deal boosts contractor's offering to the water sector
7 days ago

Contractor services