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Patient dies with legionnaires disease at SCGH following McGowan Government’s deflection and denial of outbreak concerns

Despite asking legitimate questions, which the Minister and Department deflected and denied last week, it is shocking to now have confirmation that a person has died after being infected with the deadly Legionnaires disease at SCGH. Read the full article here

5 prisoners hospitalized after Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Pendleton prison

PENDLETON, Ind. (WISH) — Five prisoners at the Pendleton Correctional Facility have contracted Legionnaires’ disease, the Indiana Department of Correction says. Read the full article here

Legionnaire’s disease outbreak in Brabant town, one person has died

One person has died and several others have been hospitalised after an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Noord-Brabant town of Schijndel. Read the full article here

Sassoli plays down chances he caught Legionnaire’s in Parliament

Institution has history of outbreaks but spokesman says it is likely Sassoli caught it in a hotel. Read the full article here

Numerous ferries test for high levels of legionella in the water

After rounds of testing, numerous ferries have come back positive for high levels of legionella in the water. Read the full article here

Tap water produces a protective shield against microplastics

Tap water produces a natural protective shield against harmful microplastics, which can help prevent household products such as plastic kettles from releasing them. Read the full article here

Pensioner suing Jet2 for £20k after catching Legionnaire’s disease on ‘holiday from hell’

The holiday company deny any liability and dispute his claim he caught the disease, caught by inhaling droplets of water infected with potentially deadly legionella bacteria at the resort. Read the full article here

Firm Fined Over Legionnaires’ Scare

A meat processing company in Wakefield has been fined £25,000 after two employees caught Legionnaires’ disease. Read the full article here

Four critical care beds at Basingstoke hospital were closed

FOUR beds in a critical care unit at Basingstoke hospital had to be closed because legionella bacteria was found in the water supply. Read the full article here

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak hits Long Island, N.Y.

(HealthDay)—Health officials say they are trying to track down the source of 10 reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease within a one-mile radius in a Long Island, N.Y., neighborhood. Read the full article here

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Product Spotlight

Cistermiser launches Vecta+ Sensor Tap Range

The Vecta+ Sensor Tap range are easy to install, as retrofit or new build installations. They help to improve hygiene and prevent the transfer of pathogens with no-touch controls. With an infrared tap, the water only runs while your hands are in range, so these taps reduce wasted water, increase efficiency, save energy and reduce costs, while maintaining reliability and high performance. For more information about these infrared taps, visit or call 0118 969 1611.

Velappity- Risk Assessment and Compliance Software

Velappity is a risk assessment and compliance solution that can reduce your reporting time by 50% and improve operational efficiency. Our forms module eliminates the drawbacks associated with paper-based reporting. You can easily create branded risk assessments and complex forms in a digital framework to complete inspections on-site, on any device. The integrated compliance module enables organisations to manage and report on all types of assets and complete inspection tests, raise non-compliances and report to clients, all within the app.

Effective Thermal Disinfection at POU

By using the readily available system temperature hot water supply (>60C), the patented ILTDU, In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit, from Horne Engineering facilitates the only effective thermal disinfection of showers, taps, TMVs, their associated pipe-work feeds, ancillary fittings, mixed water deadleg and terminal outlet fitting. In conjunction with high velocity flushing, which shears excess biofilm from internal pipework surfaces (and represents 95% of the water system’s total bio-load) thus improving water quality, regular operation of the ILTDU further aids the risk-management of retrograde pathogens, e.g. opportunistic Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria and others.

HM&V Utilities Ltd – Helping you stay compliant

HM&V Utilities Ltd are a LCA Registered Water Hygiene and Utility Specialist based the South of the UK. We provide comprehensive packages to help clients stay compliant with their obligations under current legislation and law. From the initial Risk Assessment to corrective remedial actions, we have you covered. We are LCA registered and ISO9001 accredited to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments, Cleaning and Disinfection services as well as Sampling & Analytical Services.