How can Legionella be prevented in care and nursing homes?

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Dave Lancaster from Uponor, provider of total solutions for the safe transportation of water around buildings, discusses the importance of safeguarding patients and residents against the risk of Legionella. Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia, which can result in potentially fatal consequences for vulnerable patients and residents in your care and nursing homes. […]

Legionella, the care home menace – a coroner’s perspective

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Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg writes for Care & Nursing Essentials magazine about the cases he has experienced where Legionella caused the deaths of care home residents, and details his recommendations on how to reduce risks… Should any of us have cause to consider the phenomenon of Legionnaires’ Disease we may possibly think of exotic locations abroad […]

The Control of Legionella in Care Homes

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Introduction The term ‘care home’ may be used to describe a wide range of properties of varying size and complexity catering for people with a wide range of needs. Whilst care providers tend to specialise in a particular group or type of residents, the common factor is that these establishments provide residential accommodation in an […]

Compliance is in the air – and water

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Did you know it’s a legal requirement to provide clean fresh air and water to your residents? Gary Nicholls, MD of Swiftclean Building Services, and co-author of TR/19, the widely recognised industry guide to ventilation hygiene, outlines what you need to do to comply. When running a care home, you have several legal responsibilities that […]

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