HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 cc608-9W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Trent regional health authority buildings have wet-air cooling air conditioning systems fitted; what action is being carried out to have them replaced by a different type of air conditioning system; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

Information available centrally shows that the following buildings in the Trent region had wet-spray cooling towers in July 1986:

  • Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Leicester General Hospital
  • Glenfield General Hospital
  • Groby Road Hospital
  • Derby Royal Infirmary
  • Derby City Hospital
  • Bassetlaw District General Hospital
  • Doncaster Royal Infirmary
  • Nottingham City Hospital
  • Queens Medical Centre
  • Q M C University Hospital
  • Grantham Hospital
  • Pilgrim Hospital
  • Lincoln County Hospital
  • Balderton Hospital
  • Barnsley District General Hospital
  • Northern General Hospital
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • Rotherham District General Hospital
  • Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital
  • Scarsdale Hospital

The Department issued preliminary guidance in May 1987 and a detailed code of practice on the control of legionellae in health care premises in July 1988. Both the preliminary guidance and the code of practice recommended against premature replacement of wet-spray systems, unless these cannot be operated safely in accordance with specified technical criteria.

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