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Hospital admits health and safety breaches

Basildon University Hospital Credit: PA Archive

Basildon Hospital bosses have admitted a series of health and safety breaches which led to the death of two people from Legionnaires Disease.

The hospital was accused of making 'inappropriate' cost cutting measures in chemically treating the hospital's water systems at Chelmsford Magistrates Court today. The case will go to Chelmsford Crown Court in March for sentencing.

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust could face fines of up to £100,000.