6th December 2018 - Source BBC News

Tendring District Council fined £27k over Legionnaires' outbreak

A council has been fined £27,000 after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease left a man fighting for life.

Tendring District Council was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a "catastrophic failure" at the Lifestyles leisure centre in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.

District Judge John Woollard said the council's fine would have been 10 times higher had it not been a public body.

Two Struck by deadly legionnaires bug in Tamworth - 24th September 2018

Source BBC News

 

Two patients are "recovering" from the illness, caused by bacteria commonly associated with water systems, Public Health England (PHE) said.

It is also examining four other cases in the town over the past six months, where the patients have recovered.


Legionnaires’ risk sees Wolverhampton's Ramada hotel shut to overnight guests

24th August 2018 - 

Source – Express & Star

A Wolverhampton hotel has been closed to overnight guests after Legionella bacteria was found.

The city council has taken action against the Ramada Park Hall after the bacteria, which can cause the potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease, was found in the water management system.

Bosses at the Goldthorn Park hotel said it would remain open for pre-arranged functions and events but that the bedrooms would be closed to guests for around two to three weeks.

The popular hotel, which recently hosted an event where singing star Beverley Knight was given freedom of the city, was served with a prohibition notice by the council banning it from using hot and cold water systems until the problem is addressed.

Officials said they had consulted with experts before taking the decision in the interests of public safety.

Councillor Steve Evans, the council's environment boss, said: “The health and safety of our residents and visitors is a key priority for the council and our Environmental Health team who regularly carry out inspections at premises across the city.

“After careful consideration, we made the decision to serve notice to formally prohibit the use of the hot and cold water systems at the Ramada Park Hall Hotel due to issues with its water management system.



Bupa fined £3m in legionnaire’s disease care home death – source bbc


Private care provided Bupa has been fined £3m over the death of a pensioner at a nursing home in Essex .

Kenneth Ibbetson,86, died after contracting Legionnaires disease at Hutton Village care home in Brentwood in June 2015.

Bupa Care Homes (BNH) Ltd admitted health and safety breaches at Ipswich Crown Court 

Total Water Compliance are delighted to announce that one of the industry’s leading talents, Garry Kerin has joined the team as Technical Director! Garry is one of the leading experts in the Water Treatment industry with 38 years of experience
 

Garry is a member of the WMS (Water Management Society) and has recently been awarded the upgrade to Fellow of the Society and to which Garry has accepted. “Any member of the Society who has been a Full Member for a minimum of 10 years and, in the opinion of the Council has made major contributions to the activities of the Society or to the industrial/commercial application of water may be invited to accept the grade of Fellow”.

Garry sits on the WMS Council and Technical Committee and has been involved with the CSCA.  He is a WMSoc representative on the LCA committee.  

Garry’s experience and skill set adds a significant boost to an already well accomplished team and we wish Garry every success with his time on the Total Water Compliance team.



 

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Family may take legal action against care home after Fordingbridge man's death from Legionnaires' disease

10th March 2018

THE family of a man who died from suspected legionnaires' disease are considering legal action against the care home in a bid to find out how he contracted the lethal illness.
Source - Daily Echo

A Ludlow Hotel has admitted liability over the death from an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease

29th March 2018

Elaine Brown, aged 69, from Merseyside, who stayed at the Feathers Hotel on July 31 last year with her husband Graham, died on August 26 after suffering a stroke as a result of contracting the disease.
Read more at https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/2018/03/28/ludlow-hotel-admits-liability-over-guests-death-in-legionnaires-disease-outbreak/#yRkgAbfb4zVBGVCu.99
Elaine Brown, aged 69, from Merseyside, who stayed at the Feathers Hotel on July 31 last year with her husband Graham, died on August 26 after suffering a stroke as a result of contracting the disease.
Read more at https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/2018/03/28/ludlow-hotel-admits-liability-over-guests-death-in-legionnaires-disease-outbreak/#yRkgAbfb4zVBGVCu.99
Elaine Brown, aged 69, from Merseyside, who stayed at the Feathers Hotel on July 31 last year with her husband Graham, died on August 26 after suffering a stroke as a result of contracting the disease.
Read more at https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/2018/03/28/ludlow-hotel-admits-liability-over-guests-death-in-legionnaires-disease-outbreak/#yRkgAbfb4zVBGVCu.99

Elaine Brown, aged 69 from Merseyside who stayed at the Feathers Hotel on 31st July 2017 died on 26th August 2017 after suffering a stroke as a result of contracting legionnaires disease


Source - Shropshire Star

The Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath has been fined £300,00 for health & sfatey breaches following a patient fatality from legionnaires disease

20th April 2018

The Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath has been fined £300,000 for health and safety breaches after a patient died from Legionnaires' disease


Source - BBC

Ludlow hotel at centre of Legionnaires' disease outbreak is put up for sale

31 Jan 2018

A hotel believed to be at the centre of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in which one guest later died is now up for sale for more than £2 million.

Source: Shropshire Star

Cheetham Hill nursing home remains in special measures with watchdog despite improvements

02 Jan 2018

A care home which failed SEVEN safety standards during the summer failed to resolve their problems when inspectors returned three months later.

Source: Manchester Evening News

Burton's Three Queens Hotel open for Christmas business after legionnaires' disease scare

21 Dec 2017

A Burton hotel is open for Christmas parties having been closed after two people who had stayed there were later diagnosed with having legionnaires' disease.

Source: Burton Mail

SPAIN: Brit tourist, 70, died and 19 others fell ill from Legionnaires’ disease outbreak traced to hotel jacuzzi in Majorca

19 Dec 2017

HEALTH chiefs investigating the outbreak in Palmanova, which neighbours party hotspot Magaluf, found that 26 foreign tourists were among the 27 who fell ill.

Source: The Sun

Royal United Hospital admits health and safety failing after Legionnaires' death

14 Dec 2017

The Royal United Hospital has admitted to a breach of health and safety law after a patient died from Legionnaires' disease.

Source: Bath Chronicle

Legionella bacteria discovered in 11 water outlets at QEQM

14 Dec 2017

A potentially deadly bacteria was discovered in 11 water outlets at a Kent hospital after a patient contracted Legionnaires’ disease.

Source: Kent Online

Ramsgate: Legionella bacteria found on lower school site of Royal Harbour Academy

13 Dec 2017

Legionella bacteria, which causes Legionnaires' disease, has been found in a secondary school water system in Ramsgate.

Source: Kent Online

Legionnaires' tests after Lincoln Prison death

08 Dec 2017

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...

Source: BBC News

Legionnaires disease probe sees five firms deny charges

07 Dec 2017

Five companies face charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act following an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in Edinburgh which saw four people die.

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

Elderly care home residents found to be at risk of Legionella

06 Nov 2017

Residents at a Dewsbury care home were found to be at risk of Legionella when visited by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.

Source: The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Retired health & safety officer & grandmother-of-four died after contracting Legionnaires' disease

03 Nov 2017

Elaine Brown, 69, suffered a fatal stroke triggered by Legionnaires' disease. She contracted disease after staying a night at The Feathers Hotel in Shropshire.

Source: Mail Online

SPAIN: Legionnaires' disease outbreak warning after holidaymakers struck down

02 Nov 2017

Holidaymakers who have enjoyed a trip to Majorca are being warned to be vigilant amid an outbreak of a serious lung infection.

Source: Birmingham Mail

SPAIN: Warning over Legionnaires' disease after holidaymakers struck down by flu-like disease

01 Nov 2017

Holidaymakers coming home from Majorca have been warned to look out for the symptoms of a serious lung infection.

Source: liverpoolecho.co.uk

Legionella 'possibly' found in Illinois Capitol Complex

23 Jan 2018

Legionella bacteria was possibly found in the Capitol Complex hot water system, an official from the Illinois Secretary of State’s office said Monday.

Source: NBC Chicago 5

MALAYSIA: Singapore recruits swanbots to test water quality

15 Jan 2018

Robot swans are taking to the waters of Singapore in order to test the quality of its reservoirs' drinking water, it's reported.

Source: BBC News

USA: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak hits Illinois Veterans Home

13 Jan 2018

An investigation by Chicago public radio station WBEZ discovered that the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at Illinois Veterans Home has been ongoing since July 2015.

Source: DAILY HORNET

USA: Son: Father ‘active’ before Legionnaires’ death

29 Jan 2018

The son of Robert Skidmore testified Friday that his elderly father “was active” before falling sick in 2015 and dying from what medical experts later determined was Legionnaires’ disease.

Source: Son: Father ‘active’ before Legionnaires’ death

PORTUGAL: Legionnaires' disease in Lisbon hospital kills 2, 32 infected

26 Jan 2018

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a large Lisbon hospital has killed two people and made at least another 32 sick since it was first detected a week ago...

Source: JIMMA UNIVERSITY

USA: Study links watersheds to increase in Legionnaires’ disease

24 Jan 2018

NEW HAVEN — A study by the Yale School of Public Health links certain Connecticut watersheds, including the Naugatuck River, to increased instances of Legionnaires’ disease.

Source: Citizen's News

Legionnaires' disease is rising at an alarming rate in the U.S.

15 Dec 2017

Health officials are increasingly concerned about the continuous uptick of Legionnaires’ disease cases, which have risen steadily since 2000.

Source: HUFFPOST

USA: Woman who contracted Legionnaires' disease at the Guest House at Graceland files lawsuit

11 Dec 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - A woman from the United Kingdom has filed a lawsuit after she says she contracted Legionnaires' Disease at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis.

Source: LOCAL MEMPHIS.com

USA: California man sues over Legionnaires disease case blamed on Rio stay

07 Dec 2017

A 50-year-old Long Beach, California, resident is suing Caesars Entertainment Corp. after allegedly contracting Legionnaires’ disease while staying at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas last spring.

Source: LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

USA: CDC Report: Legionnaires' disease risk at Quincy Veterans’ Home ‘cannot be eliminated’

05 Jan 2018

The water system at a state-run veterans’ home in Quincy where 13 people have died of Legionnaires’ disease may never be fully cleansed of the bacteria that causes the sometimes fatal illness,

Source: Northern Public Radio

USA: Ford Detects Legionella Bacteria at Claycomo Factory

20 Dec 2017

On December 9, 2017, Ford confirmed that it found a “low concentration” of Legionella bacteria in the cooling tower of the plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

Source: DAILY HORNET

USA: Legionnaires' disease lawsuits against quincy home seek $100K Each

18 Dec 2017

Multiple lawsuits against the state over a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Quincy veterans' home have been filed in the Illinois Court of Claims.

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Portugal Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Kills 6

05 Dec 2017

The new victim was an 87 years old man who also and was in the hospital since last Nov. 7 according to authorities.

Source: Prensa Latina

CHINA: Legionella bacteria still found at Parisian Macao: govt

04 Dec 2017

Macau’s Health Bureau said on Friday that traces of legionella bacteria were still found at casino resort Parisian Macao

Ludlow hotel at centre of Legionnaires' disease outbreak is put up for sale

04 Dec 2017

A hotel believed to be at the centre of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in which one guest later died is now up for sale for more than £2 million.

Source: Shropshire Star

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