See this very positive news from gov.scot:
‘The proportion of NHS buildings classified as being in good condition has improved from 58% in 2014 to 70% in 2016. The annual State of NHS Scotland Assets and Facilities report, published today, also found that satisfaction with the hospital environment has risen since 2011 and now stands at 92%. There has been a further reduction in backlog-maintenance. Backlog maintenance per square metre has fallen by around 21% since 2011.’
The above improvements are the result of a £1.8 billion investment in buildings and equipment over the last four years
In sharp contrast, the more privatised and Tory-run NHS England is falling into disrepair. In a report from GK Strategy published in April 2017, they concluded:
‘The NHS is crumbling….Quite literally, the buildings are falling apart. Our most recent assessment shows that the estate requires £5bn just to clear its existing maintenance backlog. Put another way, spending has been short term so far; the equivalent of buying a fire extinguisher every time you have a fire, rather than hiring an electrician to fix the sparking plug.’
Get on with your day-job Theresa?