The Charleville Hospital located in Australia will have to close its theater once again to have its plumbing replaced. The theater was closed for several months last year due to the finding of Legionella bacteria, and has plans to close again in May or June of this year.
Meryl Brumpton from the South-West Hospital and Health Service says these are necessary precautions to ensure that the bacteria do not return.
“Because we’ve got old plumbing, it has dead legs in it, so water can sit in places for periods of time and the Legionella can grow, so that’s one major risk,” she was reported saying.
According to Ms. Brumpton, nearly $5 million is being invested to raise the hospital to good standards.
It is anticipated for the refurbishment to finish at the beginning of next year.