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A retrospective health impact assessment of housing standards interventions in Derby

Renovation and refurbishment works have been carried out to 32 dwellings in Brindley Court Derby. A quantitative Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of this project is considered in this report. The HIA considers the improvements within the dwellings by relating them to the mitigation of hazards as defined by the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).

Brindley Court Derby

The total cost of works carried out within the project is £65,709. This work is estimated to have produced savings to the NHS of £23,191 wider society of up to £58,000 annually. The largest health cost savings are to mitigate hazards associated with Excess cold.

The three most common hazards of Excess cold, Fire and Entry by intruders have been mitigated to remove hazards that are above those expected in an average dwelling. It is estimated that these works will save 36 incidents of harm over a ten year period. Most of these expected harm outcomes would involve visits to GP surgeries or other initial NHS response but some would be expected to involve hospitalisation or death.

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