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Armed Forces: Health Services

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average annual (a) capital and (b) running cost of a regional rehabilitation unit has been in the last three years. (199494)

The MOD has 15 Regional Rehabilitation Units (RRUs) in the UK and Germany. Responsibility for their individual management is shared between the single Service commands, with oversight from the Joint Medical Command. However, each Service funds its respective RRUs differently, with funding provision coming from a variety of areas, which are not uniquely identifiable, before being subsumed within the overall establishment or Station budget.

RRUs are not always located within discrete sole-use buildings and the average capital costs could therefore only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

The average annual staffing costs of a typical RRU is £477,600.

On average, each of the RRUs will spend approximately £10,000 per annum replacing and servicing equipment.