In an article by Daniel Sheridan for the Yorkshire Evening Post it has been found that traces of legionella has been seen in water samples from a care home in Leeds.
Leeds Council have assured residents and family members that both staff and people staying in the care home aren’t at risk of legionella disease. However, bosses at Donisthorpe Hall on Shadwell Lane have stopped more people from starting residence on the site until the problem comes to a solution.
The bacteria – which when inhaled is the most common cause of Legionnaires’ disease – was recently found in samples but managers say there is no risk to residents. Donisthorpe Hall is a nursing home that is currently classed as requiring improvement, following an August 2018 inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) health watchdog. Following the outbreak, Leeds City Council said “new local authority placements” had been stopped and the council confirmed they were providing guidance to the home’s management.
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