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5 November 2016 Deadly Legionella bacteria found in nursing home's water supply

posted 7 Nov 2016, 03:41 by Ian Clarenbone

A nursing home has confirmed that traces of Legionella bacteria were discovered in their water system.

Greenhill Nursing Home in Timsbury is said to have resolved the issue after it was discovered.

The nursing home run by Leonard Cheshire Disability offers accommodation for people who require nursing or personal care.

A Leonard Cheshire Disability spokesperson said: "A small trace of Legionella was found in the water system at our Greenhill House service. We immediately isolated the bathrooms affected, and arranged for the system to be completely cleansed. We are also upgrading our boilers.”

"Our latest water monitoring report shows there is no longer any trace of Legionella present. We have kept the Care Quality Commission updated on this situation," 

It is not known if any of the residents were ill as a result of the water.

Greenhill Nursing Home was graded as inadequate by the CQC in April 2016, it was found inadequate in two categories and required improvement in three others.