Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Hospital tap water scheme



Tap water in hospitals can be an area of microbiological contamination, if not correctly controlled. Public Health England has issued guidance for testing.

The guidance is titled “Hospital tap water scheme: intended results for distribution HTW4.” The document states: “This external quality assessment (EQA) scheme is particularly suited to laboratories in the water testing and clinical microbiology sectors that examine hospital tap waters.” The examination covered refers to Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

To access the document, see Public Health England.

Posted by Tim Sandle

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