Health and Safety Executive statement
A report in one of today's local newspapers implies that the notice was served on NHS Grampian because of concerns about the measures taken by Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to protect patients and staff from exposure to legionella.
This is misleading. The notice was served because of an issue with record keeping. This has now been resolved and the notice lifted.
This is the statement given yesterday to the newspaper:
"NHS Grampian has complied in full with this notice and it has been withdrawn by HSE. The notice was served following an inspection earlier this year when the HSE found that elements of our written policy for the control of legionella in the water systems in block 2 of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary needed to be developed. The up-graded policy is now in place."
The suspected case of legionella to which the newspaper refers was negative.