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Health & Safety Breaches at The Royal United Hospital in Bath

By | 2018-04-25T15:06:48+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath has been fined £300,000 for health and safety breaches after a patient died from Legionnaires' disease. Essentially the trust did not update their schematic diagrams for an annexe of the hospital and a result there was likely no monitoring being carried out, no sentinel points determined and this [...]

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By | 2018-04-23T21:41:21+00:00 March 12th, 2018|News|

It seems in this case that the care home did have in place a contractor who came in and completed checks and without knowing the exact details it seems from the surface as if the contractor had let the care home down. This can be a difficult situation for a care home since it can [...]

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Solo working mother ICU after contracting Legionnaires disease

By | 2018-04-23T21:41:21+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Jillian is a solo working mother of Cade (11) living in Rangiora, Christchurch. She works full time to provide for Cade, who is has been diagnosed as having ADHD. Despite the challenges she has faced, she has never once complained and never asks for help. After gardening over a week a go she contracted Legionnaires [...]

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Engineering firm sentenced over legionella risk at powder coating plant

By | 2018-04-23T21:41:21+00:00 January 8th, 2018|News|

De-Met Colourcoat has been sentenced after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bacteria arising at its powder coating plant in Dudley. Following an investigation by the HSE, Wolverhampton Magistrates Court heard how the mechanical engineering firm had no controls in place for the management of risk of legionella bacteria in a water system [...]

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Three Queens Hotel remains partially closed after two former guests contracted legionnaires’ disease

By | 2018-04-23T21:41:21+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Burton hotel remains only partially open after two people who had stayed at the hotel were later diagnosed with legionnaires' disease. The Three Queens Hotel and Lodge, in Bridge Street, was temporarily closed on October 6 on the advice of health professionals from Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands, East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire [...]

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