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Maternity unit closed by legionella for second time

16 June 2016

A section of the Paulton Birth Centre in Somerset has been closed for the second time in four months after legionella bacteria was found in its water system.

It had previously been closed in March for the same reason, according to the BBC.

The centre is owned and managed by NHS Property Services and has been closed to new births since last Friday.

There is no indication when the centre will reopen fully, but the post and antenatal departments remain operational.

According to the BBC, services at the unit are provided by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

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