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Launceston hospital closes

Launceston Hospital in Cornwall has temporarily closed after traces of legionella bacteria were found in its water system.

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Hospital closed 'to ensure public safety'

I would like to reassure patients and staff that we have taken this decisive action to ensure public safety. Whilst we acknowledge the short term disruption, we are confident that closing Launceston General Hospital for a short period of time will allow us to resolve the situation going forwards. I would like to thank the patients, families and staff involved for their cooperation and support.”

...patients are advised to attend alternative MIUs at Liskeard and Stratton Community Hospitals."

– Kevin Baber, Launceston General Hospital

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