Concern Over Dundee Hotel Legionnaires’ Case

One Case Of Illness Confirmed

28.03.2011

An illness expert at Irwin Mitchell has called for a major investigation to be carried out following reports a man is being treated for Legionnaires’ disease after visiting a hotel leisure centre.

NHS experts and Dundee City Council have confirmed they are examining allegations that the illness stemmed from a visit to the Landmark Dundee hotel, while the man has been treated at Ninewells Hospital.

The case has come as it was also revealed that nearly 70 other people have complained about feeling unwell after visiting the site. However, the current Legionnaires’ case remains the only confirmed instance.

Leisure facilities at Landmark Dundee have been closed since March 17th as investigations continue.

Irwin Mitchell has represented a number of people who have contracted Legionnaires’ disease both in the UK and abroad, as well as the families of those who have tragically died due to the illness.

Elaine Russell, a serious illness specialist at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office, said: “News of the confirmed Legionnaires’ case is very concerning and will undoubtedly raise serious questions about the health standards at the hotel’s leisure centre.

“The suggestion that other people have fallen ill after visiting the site is also very concerning and I hope that a thorough assessment will provide answers as to how this came about, as well as how future problems can be prevented.

“Both guests and staff who use or work at the facilities deserve the right to know that lessons will be learnt and their safety and wellbeing will not be jeopardised going forward.”