An Assessment of the State of Maintenance of Public Hospital Buildings in Southwest Nigeria
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Adenuga, O. A.
This study examines the state of maintenance of public hospital buildings in Southwest Nigeria, and in the process identiﬁes the signiﬁcant difference(s) in the operational state of Federal and State-owned public hospitals within the study area. In achieving the aim, the study adopts a survey technique with a total of 552 questionnaires, comprising 206 sampled maintenance staff and 346 users of public hospitals. The survey covers 46 public hospitals representing 40% of the total number of public hospitals existing in Southwest Nigeria. The 46 public hospitals consist of all the 11 Federal-owned hospitals and 35 randomly selected State-owned. Data collected are analysed using the Kendall Coefﬁcient of Concordance and Pearson Chisquare. The ﬁndings of the study reveal that the state of maintenance of public hospital buildings is good. While the structure/fabric and physical conditions are rated highly, the services are poorly rated. This study, which hypothesises that there is no difference in the state of maintenance, ﬁnds statistical difference in the performance of the services. It recommends that Federal and State governments address neglect in the services sector and plan their maintenance programmes more effectively.
Maintenance , Public hospitals , services , Federal and State government , Nigeria , Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY::Civil engineering and architecture::Building engineering
Adenuga, O A., and Ibiyemi, A. (2009). An Assessment of the State of Maintenance of Public Hospital Buildings in South-West, Nigeria. The Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, Faculty of Business, Technology & Sustainable Development, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4229, Australia, 9 (2), 51-60.