The vast majority of residents at nursing and care homes will be elderly or those with a lower immune system. These two factors alone will increase the risk of the residents contracting legionnaires disease. Control measures should therefore be taken very seriously by the management teams of these organisations.
Unfortunately Legionella Control can often get overlooked. Aquatrust Water & Ventilation offer a complete service to help organisations manage the risk of Legionella and comply with all appropriate water regulations; thus safeguarding health and enabling you to meet your legal responsibilities.
As can be seen in this local newspaper article the Care Quality Commission (CQC) take the presence of Legionella bacteria in care home water systems very serious indeed. More information can be found on their website here.
If you require any further information or would like a visit from a member of our fully qualified team please contact us today.