Search

Bacteria found in drinking water supply at King George Hospital

10:02 22 October 2013

King George Hospital

King George Hospital

Archant

Patients at King George Hospital were given bottled water last week after bacteria was found in the water supply.

All water tanks at the hospital in Barley Lane, Goodmayes, were drained and inspected after “small traces” of contamination were found in routine samples taken from a sluice on Thursday.

The wife of a patient at the hospital, who did not want to be named, said: “We heard there was something wrong with the water and my husband was given bottles.

“They were putting filters that looked like white caps on the end of taps.”

A spokesman for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust said the water system was re-chlorinated as a precaution.

She added: “Clinical services continued uninterrupted, patient care has been unaffected, and subsequent water sampling has confirmed that there is no further cause for concern.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:46
Barking and Dagenham joined five other east London councils in the North East London Strategic Alliance (Pic by EPS Photography)

Thousands spent on forming an alliance of six London boroughs is “money well spent”, according to the borough’s leader.

Yesterday, 14:35
Cllr Robin Turbefield at the site of the vacant units in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, which are set to be turned into the Woodford Muslim Cultural Centre

A controversial community centre refused planning permission has now been given the green light after inspectors overturned the decision.

Yesterday, 13:40
Wes Streeting at his hotdesk in parliament

Labour MPs Wes Streeting and John Cryer have asked for an investigation into a website, which Mr Streeting says “has the potential to cause a repeat of the Norway massacre”.

Yesterday, 11:37
The corner of Mornington Road and Oaks Lane, Woodford Green, where Greenmantle Care Home is located. Picture: Google Maps

An unannounced health watchdog inspection found a Woodford Green nursing home had breached safety and nutritional regulations.

Most read news

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder