Leisure centres with spa pools and care homes are among the businesses being urged to do more to protect workers and members of the public from legionella risks.
The owners of a West Yorkshire care home have been told to pay £183,000 in fines and costs after a frail 93 year-old widow died because established safety measures were neglected.
Two nursing home owners have been fined after an elderly resident died following a fall from a hoist.
Consultation seeks views on: whether the proposed regulations enable healthcare businesses and workers to identify what they need to do, initial assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposed changes and how the regulations should be supported by…
Should flowers be banned from hospital wards? Flowers can be a source of comfort to patients and there are no infection control or health and safety reasons for a ‘blanket ban’ on cut flowers in wards but there may be valid reasons, including infection control or health and safety concerns, to restrict cut flowers for […]
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today published a Working Arrangements Protocol with Scottish Local Authorities and the Care Inspectorate. The aim of this agreement is to describe and promote effective working arrangements between the respect…
A county NHS Trust and the owner of a former Dunstable care home have been sentenced after being found guilty of safety failings following the fatal stabbing of a care worker at a private residential care home in Dunstable.
A national healthcare provider has been fined £100,000 after an elderly patient died at a private hospital in High Wycombe.
This systematic review was carried out to identify existing evidence about surgical smoke (known as diathermy plume) and the potential harm to health care workers exposed in operating theatres.
A nursing home failed to ensure the safety of an elderly, blind, wheelchair-bound resident who died after falling down a flight of stairs.