Ludlow Legionnaires’ outbreak hotel for sale

A hotel at the centre of a Legionnaires’ outbreak which led to a woman’s death has gone on the market. The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow, Shropshire, closed in September last year after Elaine Brown, 69, contracted the disease after a stay in July. It reopened in November, when Shropshire Council and Public Health England said they
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Broadways Nursing Home: Legionella bacteria found in plumbing

A strain of legionella bacteria has been found in the plumbing system of a County Antrim nursing home. It was discovered at Broadways Nursing Home in Larne in November. The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) said, that while the bacteria is present, there has not been an outbreak of legionnaire’s disease. The entire water
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Cheetham Hill nursing home remains in special measures with watchdog despite improvements

A care home which failed SEVEN safety standards during the summer failed to resolve their problems when inspectors returned three months later. Beechill Nursing Home, in Cheetham Hill, remains in special measures with the health and social care watchdog despite making improvements in several areas of its service. Staff from the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
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Majorca legionnaires’ disease outbreak as Briton dies and 19 infected from hotel jacuzzi

AN outbreak of legionnaires’ disease in Majorca which claimed the life of a British tourist and affected 19 other British holidaymakers has been traced to a hotel Jacuzzi. Health officials on the island revealed they had identified the source in a statement in which they said they were closing their investigation. They revealed in mid-October that
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Firms face health and safety prosecution after legionnaires outbreak

Five companies face prosecution over breaches of health and safety legislation following an outbreak of legionnaires disease in Edinburgh. Four people died and 92 cases were identified during the outbreak in 2012. The source of the disease was never identified. North British Distillery, Macfarlan Smith, Ashland Industries, Pera Services and Chemtech Consultancy are accused of
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Royal United Hospital admits health and safety failing after Legionnaires’ death

The Royal United Hospital has admitted to a breach of health and safety law after a patient died from Legionnaires’ disease. Terry Brooks, from Bath, died from the water-borne illness in July 2015 while he was an inpatient at the hospital. An inquest found the 68-year-old contracted the deadly legionella bacteria from the water supply
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Ramsgate: Legionella bacteria found on lower school site of Royal Harbour Academy

Legionella bacteria, which causes Legionnaires’ disease, has been found in a secondary school water system in Ramsgate. The bacteria was found in a small area of the water system on the lower school site of Royal Harbour Academy on Newlands Lane. Head teacher Simon Pullen said the bacteria was discovered during regular checks, and has since
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Legionnaires’ tests after Lincoln Prison death

Specialist teams are investigating a possible case of Legionnaires’ disease after a man died in Lincoln prison. Graham Butterworth, 71, died in custody on Monday at the jail, which can accommodate 738 inmates. Shower areas on one wing of the four-wing Victorian prison have been isolated and water samples sent for testing. There will also
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