Essex hospital fined

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust has been fined £350,000 over health and safety breaches.

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Essex hospital fined £350,000

An Essex hospital trust has been ordered to pay £350,000 over health and safety breaches.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust had previously pleaded guilty to failing to protect patients from the potentially-fatal effects of Legionnaires' disease, which led to the deaths of two people.

Today the hospital was fined at Chelmsford Crown Court for that failure, and another, which led to a patient falling from a window.

Click below to see Serena Sandhu's report:

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