Launceston General Hospital in Cornwall has closed to the public from today after traces of legionella bacteria were found in its water system.
The bug, which causes the potentially fatal Legionnaires Disease, was found in two locations. The community hospital will now close for 4 weeks to allow a complete disinfection.
Peninsula Community Health, which runs the hospital said there was "no reason to suspect that public, patients or staff have been exposed to a specific risk of infection."
More top news
A group of friends in Cornwall will be making history tonight, as they play their inaugural match as Britain’s first ever blind darts team.
A hospital in Plymouth will become the first in the UK to offer free do-it-yourself HIV testing kits.
The owners of an iconic hotel in Devon made famous by Agatha Christie want to install 200 solar panels, but some locals are appalled.