Legionella bacteria found at Boffa Hospital

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Legionella bacteria was found in part of the water system at Boffa Hospital during a routine investigation by the Environmental Health authorities, the Health Ministry said. Legionella bacteria causes Legionnaires’ disease, which results in a lung infection or pneumonia. It is not contagious. The ministry said that the necessary precautions were taken immediately and the Read more…


Merthyr recycling firm fined over Legionella risk

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A recycling company in Merthyr Tydfil has been fined for failing to control the risks of Legionella bacteria during an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in September last year. Merthyr Industrial Services (Biomass) Limited was not blamed for the outbreak around the south Wales valleys. But it was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for Read more…


Hot Water Scalding An Ever Present Risk

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Responding to the recent case of a housing association fined £100,000 for failing to ensure that the water outlet temperature was properly controlled at its properties – resulting in the death of one of its residents – the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association issues some timely advice to landlords, carers and those who take responsibility Read more…


HSE will conduct Basildon Hospital inquiry

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An investigation into the death of a patient at Basildon University Hospital will now be conducted solely by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A joint police and HSE inquiry was originally begun on 22 August, after the death of the patient at the hospital on 20 August. The patient had been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Read more…


Legionnaires’ link to Corfu holiday

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There have been nine cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the UK, all linked to travel to Corfu since August, according to the Health Protection Agency. However, the HPA cannot rule out a UK source of the infections and is still investigating. It is advising people to be aware of the symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease if Read more…