The awful and unnecessary disease legionella has one again made headway in the news. Basildon Hospital were recently prosecuted again by the HSE. They were prosecuted for breach under Section 3 of the Health & Safety at Work Act over failing to protect visitors and patients adequately from legionella.
Two people have unfortunately paid the price for the negligence to the water systems between 2007 and 2010.
Alongside huge court costs of £100,000, the hospital spend 3 million (£) in measures to finally combat the bacteria.
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The full story on Basildon Hospital can be read on the BBC website