Legionella is a bacteria commonly found in water. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia, contracted by inhaling airborne water droplets containing viable Legionella bacteria.
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A sharps injury is an incident which causes a needle or sharp instrument, such as a scalpel (collectively referred to as ‘sharps’), to penetrate the skin. This is sometimes called a percutaneous injury. If the sharp is contaminated with blood or other body fluid, there is a potential for transmission of infection.
Four business solution case studies have been added to the Stress website: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, Hertfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire County Council. These case studies are designed to explain the manner in which other organisations have implemented the changes, where they encountered stress related issues, how [...]
The owners of a Preston care home have been fined £65,000 following the death of a 40-year-old mother-of-one, who became trapped between a mattress and a bed rail.
A Bupa care home company has been fined £100,000 after an elderly resident died after falling from a hoist while being moved.
A Llangollen nursing home has been fined following the suffocation of an elderly woman after she become trapped between her mattress and bed rails intended to stop her falling.
Provides guidance for employers who have assessed the risks entailed in the work they plan to do with vaccinia and other viruses for which smallpox vaccine can provide protection. Free download now available.
Provides guidance for health service managers who are reviewing an existing occupational health service or setting up a new one. Free PDF download now available.
This guidance is for established appointed doctors engaged in statutory medical surveillance and registered medical practitioners considering applying to be appointed for this purpose. It explains the relevant legal background, the appointment process and governance arrangements, and responsibilities and rights of appointed doctors.
A Sheffield care home operator has admitted breaching safety laws after an elderly resident died after inadvertently drinking toilet cleaner.
An elderly woman died of her injuries after being thrown from a wheelchair while in an Age Concern Westminster minibus, a court heard today.
A security firm, a company director and an NHS Trust have been fined after potentially dangerous asbestos fibres were released in a county hospital.
BUPA Care Homes (BNH) Ltd has been fined £150,000 after a pensioner died at a nursing home in Birmingham.
A Liverpool nursing home has been fined £18,000 after an 81-year-old woman fell to the ground while being lifted out of bed.
Employers in Plymouth are being urged to start the New Year as they mean to go on when it comes to health and safety.
A care home operator was today fined £80,000 for serious training failures following the death of a patient as a result
A vulnerable 92-year-old woman died after falling from a first floor window in a Worcestershire care home, a court heard.
An 89-year-old man died after hospital staff left him with only one rail on his bed to prevent him from falling out.
A healthcare worker at a Worcestershire hospital contracted the Hepatitis C virus after injuring herself on a needle used to take blood from an infected patient.
HSE’s existing health surveillance (HS) guidance (HSG61) was last edited in 1999 and is in need of review. Delegates were assigned to one of three syndicate exercise groups.