An inquest has heard that both process & training requirements were ignored at the Essex care home of a well known chain before the death of a resident from Legionnaires' disease.
In May 2016 the Department of Health released new Guidance for Safe Water in Healthcare documentation, Health Technical Memorandum HTM04-01.
After an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it is reported that Reading Borough Council will be prosecuted after a 95-year-old man died from Legionnaires’ disease in a council-run care home. The council is to be prosecuted by the HSE following a coroner’s ruling that the resident died of Legionella pneumonia, after being [...]
One of the UK’s biggest care home providers has been ordered to pay £170,622 for contravening fire safety laws following a fire in which a resident died. The Care Home pleaded guilty to two offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Woolwich Crown Court. This case followed a conviction of another care [...]
Care homes need to reassess their control strategies for Legionella bacteria to ensure residents are protected from the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ Disease. This is the clear message from the Health and Safety Executive, who have released the second edition of the HSG220 Health and Safety in Care Homes document, which includes chapters on the control [...]
An NHS Trust has been fined after it was found likely to have exposed workers to potentially fatal asbestos material for more than a decade at its three hospitals in Hertfordshire. Between April 2000 and December 2011, the estates team at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust was maintaining buildings at Watford General Hospital, Hemel Hempstead [...]
HBE is proud to announce the launch of their range of Award Winning Aqua free Membrane Filters at the IHEEM Northern Ireland Conference at Slieve Donnard on May 21 & 22nd. The IHEEM Conference is a well attended event in the Northern Ireland Healthcare Estates schedule. Adrian Byrne, managing director at HBE said "This is [...]
HBE are delighted to confirm that they are speaking at the Healthcare, Environment and Infrastructure Conference at the RDS Dublin on 8th May 2014. Healthcare, Environment and Infrastructure (HEI) is an established and respected conference and exhibition format for key decision makers within the HSE and related healthcare sectors. HEI Dublin 2014 is free to [...]
A 95-year-old man who was recovering from a stroke in a Reading council run care home has died from Legionnaires’ Disease. The man was staying in the Care Home when he contracted pneumonia which was found to be caused by the Legionella bacterium. Reading Borough Council has acknowledged "the possibility exists that the resident may [...]