Report on the regions’ management of hospital building maintenance


Report no. 6/2022

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the regions have managed the task of maintaining hospital buildings appropriately. The report answers three questions:  

  • Are the regions’ guidelines on the maintenance of hospital buildings adequate?
  • Are the regions conducting adequate condition checks of the hospital buildings?
  • Are the regions operating with long-term plans for maintaining the hospital buildings? 

Rigsrevisionen’s assessment is that the Capital Region of Denmark is managing the task of maintaining its hospital buildings appropriately. The four remaining regions are not managing maintenance in an entirely satisfactory manner. Particularly the technical installations in the buildings, such as water pipes and ventilating systems, are in poor condition. As a result, there is a risk that the hospital buildings become so run-down that the future costs of running and maintaining them will increase excessively. 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in October 2021.

Read the introduction and conclusion (PDF)