Health and Social Services confirmed the presence of bacteria in the water supply of Guernsey’s Princess Elizabeth Hospital, according to articles in BBC News and The Guernsey Press.
An “unacceptable” level of legionella was found during routine checks of the water supply on January 9, 2012. However, Health and Social Services asserts that there is “minimal risk” to patients and staff, and there are currently no reports of the illness. Currently, steps are being taken to decontaminate the water supply by flushing chlorinated water through the hospital’s pipe-work. One cleansing took place on Sunday, January 15th, and another cleansing will take place on January 22nd, BBC News reports.
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