Legionnaire¹s scare in West Bromwich

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A West Midlands council run residential home was temporarily closed in May following the discovery of Legionnaires¹ Disease bacteria. The 25 residents at the Greenhaven home in West Bromwich were moved to the Howard Johnson Hotel in West Bromwich at a cost of £16,000 a month. Sandwell Council cabinet member for social services Darren Cooper said there had been a problem at the home with the lights fusing and workmen had been sent in to check that out. “It was while they were doing that that they discovered traces of Legionnaires¹ Disease,” Cllr Cooper said. He said extensive work would have to be carried out at the home to rid it of the Legionnaires bacteria. “Most of the water pipes are under concrete and that will mean floors having to be dug up,” he said. “Fortunately it would seem that no one has been affected by the bug.”

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