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  • 21/03/17 UKAS Accredited Risk Assessments

    Under EU legislation, every country has a single National Accreditation Body (NAB), whose role is to carry out the independent third-party assessment of organisations that offer testing, calibration, inspection and certification services.  The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has been the sole accreditation body recognised by government since its formation in 1995 and was made the official NAB for the ... read more

  • 25/01/17 Company To Face Trial Over Deaths Linked to Legionnaires' Outbreak

    Company bosses will go on trial this summer charged with corporate manslaughter after two men died in a legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to their store. JTF Wholesale has been charged in connection with the deaths of 79-year-old William Hammersley, of Chesterton, and Richard Griffin, aged 56, of Clayton, in 2012. Both men had visited the firm’s Fenton branch before falling ill. ... read more

  • 17/01/17 Man dies in new Legionnaire's outbreak in Birmingham

    A man who was among seven people infected in a fresh outbreak of Legionnaires' disease died today, health officials said.  He died at Sandwell General Hospital in the West Midlands, said a spokeswoman for Sandwell Health Authority. "We can confirm that this man was receiving treatment, but his condition deteriorated through the night and unfortunately he died at 5am this ... read more

  • 09/01/17 Surgery Closed due to Water Contamination

    A SURGERY has had to relocate as bacteria contaminated the water. The surgery at the Witham Health Centre remains closed from December 30, as legionella bacteria was found in one of the taps. Legionella, which should not be confused with Legionnaires' Disease, was found in one of the non-patient areas. The dental service and other healthcare providers within the centre ... read more

  • 14/12/16 Legionella Bacteria found in Gloucester Hospital

    Read more at www.bbc.co.uk: A patient may have become infected with Legionnaires' disease while at a hospital's dialysis unit. Legionella bacteria was found in a patient at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in October. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the patient "may have acquired" it at the unit. The hospital said no other patients were affected and "enhanced control measures" removed the ... read more

  • 09/12/16 Christmas is early at GES Water!

    Christmas has come early at GES Water HQ in Aylesbury. Christmas jumpers and Secret Santa, with some cheeky nibbles in the afternoon. Merry Christmas everyone! read more

  • 05/12/16 Essex Gym Closed After Legionella Bacteria Found

    Bosses have decided to shut an Essex leisure centre over fears a customer contracted a serious lung infection after using the showers. Legionella bacteria was discovered in the showers and fitness room at Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles, which is run by Tendring District Council (TDC). A full investigation is currently underway – and today bosses have taken the decision to shut the ... read more

  • 24/11/16 Legionnaires' Disease alert in Lincolnshire

    Health experts are investigating a case of the potentially deadly legionnaires' disease in Lincolnshire. Legionnaires' disease, which is a form of bacterial pneumonia first identified after an outbreak at an American Legion meeting in 1976. It is spread chiefly by water droplets through air conditioning and similar systems, and can be life-threatening if not diagnosed quickly. Symptoms include mild headaches, muscle pain, high temperature ... read more

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