Nursing and Care Homes Legionella Management

Nursing homes, care homes and other healthcare facilities often accommodating residents who are considered be at increased risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease. Therefore, it is vital that strict management systems are in place to eliminate or manage and control the risks associated with legionella bacteria.


Our Healthcare Water Hygiene Risk Assessments services are designed in line with the HSE Approved Code of Practice ACoP L8:2013 (Edition 4), HSG274 Part 2 and 3, HTM04-01.


The dutyholder (Owner/ Manager) must ensure that the person who carries out the risk assessment and provides advice on prevention and control of exposure to legionella must be competent to do so. Please note that all our consultants are members of “Water Management Society” and are trained to City and Guilds WH004 Standard.


Our consultant will always carry out an extensive risk assessment of all of the water services within the premises and provide easy to understand recommendations which will guide you to full compliance.

QC fines North Yorkshire nursing home £2,500 for failure to comply with regulations

CQC issued two fixed penalty notices to Molescroft Nursing Home (Holdings) Limited following the provider’s failure to inform the commission about a positive legionella test result, and of changes to the management at Holy Name Care Home in Hall Road, Hull, North Yorkshire.

Following routine testing on 23 September 2013, five of nine water samples taken at Holy Name Care Home had tested positive for Legionella. Although the provider took action to protect people’s safety, they did not report the situation to CQC as is required under Regulation 18 of the Health and Social Care Act.

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