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NHS holds £2.3bn in ‘wasted’ property

The Construction Index reports that a survey by EC Harris calculates that the NHS could save £2.3bn by improving its estate procurement and facilities management.

Despite the NHS halving the amount of its unused estate assets since 2009, the surveyor firm says wasted space in the health service is equivalent to 157 hectares.

This is the fourth annual report into the efficiency of the NHS estate that has been published by EC Harris.  The findings recommend greater standardisation, collaboration with neighbouring trusts and the use of new operating models.