A real headache

Date: 2 October 2019
Written by: Danny Hill

The deterioration of buildings that are no longer fit for purpose is probably the single biggest challenge for Estates Directors today. But in order to meet patient requirements and stakeholder expectations significant investment is needed.

Maintenance backlog across the UK's healthcare estate is steadily increasing. Currently £6bn in England alone, the risks associated with deteriorating buildings can’t be ignored. Failure to address maintenance issues can lead to major disruption of clinical services, serious injury or even prosecution in the most severe situations.

A high demand for beds, especially during periods of increased emergency admissions like the winter months, increase the pressure on the delivery of patient care. High quality bespoke spaces may be needed quickly without the time or budget for a traditional build - often with a requirement to immediately decant wards elsewhere.

But the option to replace dilapidated stock with new purpose-built spaces is off the agenda with funding being transferred from the NHS capital budget to fund frontline services. Together with the requirement to comply with modern healthcare practice and standards, it’s clear to see that those responsible for NHS estates are faced with an extremely difficult challenge.

We can help

Extentia Group comprises 11 specialist built environment businesses that work together to deliver outstanding healthcare spaces. We’re experts in live clinical environments, prioritising patient needs and clinical capacity which supports your delivery of world-class services and clinical outcomes.

Our refurbishment & fit out capabilities transform the buildings you already have into fit for purpose and flexible spaces. Refurbishing existing space gets rid of your maintenance backlog at the same time.
Constructed off site, our high-quality modular healthcare spaces are delivered into position quickly and safely with a rapid project turnaround when time is of the essence.

Your critical infrastructure is safe in our hands. Our critical power and cooling solutions ensure continuity of essential services, whilst secure and resilient technology solutions enable your IT now and for the future as exciting advances in technology emerge. Ensuring operational continuity and certainty of outcome is essential in an environment when downtime would be disastrous.

Talk to us

We’d love to talk to you about how we can help with any of the specific challenges you may have. We are exhibiting at Healthcare Estates in Manchester on 8 & 9 October. Come and talk to us on stand D12. If you can’t make it, please get in touch:


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