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Hospitals: Buildings

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 36895, tabled on 14 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of hospitals in England fitted with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Answered on

19 July 2022

The National Health Service has conducted building surveys to identify the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in its estate. This identified 16 NHS trusts and 34 buildings containing RAAC planks.

All affected trusts have employed structural surveyors to assess the condition of the infrastructure. A ring-fenced allocation of £110 million has been provided to mitigate the immediate risk and trusts will receive a further £575 million in the current Spending Review period.

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