Hospital in Legionella Prosecution by HSE

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Basildon Hospital is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

The HSE’s case is based on an alleged breach of Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which relates to an employer’s responsibility to protect the public from “risks to their health or safety”. In this case, the alledged breach concerns one occurrence of Legionnaire’s between February 2004 and December 2010.

Legionella Bacteria control has been an on-going issue for Basildon Hospital. It has spent £3 million to tackle the problem over the last 10 years. The Cheif executive has vowed to review the leadership structure to ensure they have the right experience at board level, which is a step in the right direction.

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