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NHS surplus land rationalisation could save 6bn

Fri 4th July 2014, 11:25 am

According to a report, the NHS could save nearly 6bn by engaging in partnerships with housing associations to build supported houses on surplus land.

The report, NHS Surplus Land for Supported Housing, published by thinktank The Smith Institute and One Housing Group, states that by working with housing associations to develop supported housing, the NHS could save £75,000 per mental health patient, and £50,000 per older person.

Assuming 367 supported homes were built each year for 15 years, the NHS could save the NHS £5.9 billion, the report said. 

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