Legionella in 105 Qld hospitals
An audit of every tap, shower and water system was conducted at the state’s 257 public and private facilities following an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease in Brisbane earlier this year.
It revealed legionella bacteria was present at 105 facilities, including 60 positive test results returned from critical care areas.
During the outbreak in June, the Wesley Hospital – one of the city’s largest private hospitals – declared a moratorium on new admissions. A