Precautionary measures have been taken at Llandrindod Wells hospital due to legionella bacterium being found in some of the hospital’s water supply. These steps will reduce the risk to patients while treatment of the water system is carried out.
There have been no reported cases of anyone being affected by the bacterium at this time.
The Minor Injuries Unit remains open.
Dr Sumina Azam, Director of Public Health said “It’s important to remember that there have been no reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease and that the disease cannot be passed from person to person.
Legionella bacterium has the potential to cause Legionnaires’ disease which begins with flu-like symptoms and can lead to pneumonia and can be life threatening. Not everyone who comes into contact with the bacteria will become ill.
Anyone who is concerned about their health should contact their GP or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47.”