Legionella in hotel

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3rd Nov 2017

Legionella can be found in any hot and cold water system, particularly where there has been changes to pipework and there are unseen deadlegs. Monitoring of water temperatures and investigation into pipework is necessary to ensure that there is no where for this bacteria to hide. The HSE website has information on what you need to do http://www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/what-you-must-do.htm We can help you establish the required programme of activity

A retired health and safety officer died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease from a hotel, months after another guest was struck down by the disease.

Elaine Brown, 69, suffered a fatal stroke triggered by the disease, which is caught by breathing in droplets of contaminated water.

The grandmother-of-four and her husband Graham, 58, spent a night at The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow, Shropshire, on July 31.

Days later she developed flu-like symptoms and was taken to Royal Liverpool University Hospital where she died of a stroke on August 26.

It later transpired that a guest in her seventies contracted the disease after staying at the £120-a-night hotel in April.

Mrs Brown’s family, from Stoneycroft, Liverpool, are considering taking legal action against the hotel.