The Vale of Leven Hospital has a £22million maintenance backlog we can reveal.

A Freedom of Information request (FOI) submitted by the Lennox to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) revealed the figure, which is the total cost of works to return the hospital to an “as-new” condition.

Jim Moohan, of the Hospitalwatch campaign group, pledged to raise the figure with health chiefs this week, saying that addressing the backlog was key to securing a thriving future for the hospital.

MSP Jackie Baillie labelled a lack of investment in hospital maintenance “short-sighted”, whilst NHSGGC said that it had invested more than £1.6m in the Vale over the last three years – and would continue to work through the backlog in a phased way.

Data released as part of the FOI showed that the current maintenance backlog at the VOLH sits at £22,609,566.20.

Of that, more than £12m related to building costs – including £6.6m on “external fabric” and £2.9m on the hospital’s roof.

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