Complacent NHS Trust fined over legionella

Source: on 2009-10-09 14:22:00

The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust must pay nearly £48,000 in fines and costs after it allowed unsafe levels of legionella bacteria to multiply in its water system.An HSE investigation discovered high levels of the bacteria in the hospital's water supply for its showers, baths and sinks. Two patients at the hospital contracted Legionnaires' Disease - a potentially fatal form of pneumonia - before their deaths in 2007, ...

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