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 Ilford News Stories

Yesterday, 20:48
Police were called to a robbery in High Street, Barkingside. Picture: Google Street View

Police have launched an investigation after Pizza Hut employees were robbed at knifepoint this morning.

Yesterday, 15:00
The Barkingside-based Valentine Singers performing in Oxford.

A choir is set to mark the Queen’s birthday with a concert paying homage to the music spanning her lifetime.

Yesterday, 12:00
Six students from lford Ursuline High School, attended a summer camp where they learnt to create mobile apps, including a street harassment app.
Audrey Fidegon, Floriane Fidegnon, 
Xsara Baptiste-Wilson ,  Katrine Wandj, Valentina Vettore, and Vanessa Madu.

A documentary with the aim of inspiring young women to enter traditionally male-dominated careers has been released, featuring students from an Ilford school.

Yesterday, 10:00
A 3-D model of a fight scene

Everyone studies the Second World War at some point in their school career, but a team of artistically-minded pupils flew the extra mile by taking part in a project all about the conflict’s impact in Redbridge.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe