Hospitals and Healthcare

Legionella Control in Healthcare

It goes without saying that Healthcare, Care Homes and Hospitals carry the highest risk for Legionella control issues and outbreaks due to the nature of the people within these types of properties, mainly the old and the infirm.

The over 50s and the infirm account for over 80% of all cases of Legionnaires disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, recorded in the UK. We witnessed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the risks that are posed within this sector. The same can be said for Legionella. Prevention of any danger is key.

HydroChem Group provide water hygiene and treatment services to numerous care homes and hospitals across the United Kingdom. We understand the pressure that institutions are under to provide good quality care to patients

How we can help the healthcare sector:

HydroChem provides Legionella control services, water hygiene and treatment to a wide variety of healthcare institutions in the United Kingdom, ensuring your compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, HSE Guidance ACOP L8 HSG274, SFG20 and HTM4-01.

Legionella risk assessment for care homes & hospitals

It is important that healthcare buildings are subject to regular risk assessments to identify the level of risk, potential hazards and a suitable maintenance and monitoring regime to ensure continued compliance.

HydroChem Group are accredited for carrying out risk assessments in accordance with ISO17020 and provide guidance and compliance to our healthcare clients through this difficult process.

Water Monitoring

Regular temperature monitoring of the water is crucial in maintaining a safe water system and managing Legionella bacteria.

HydroChem is proud of its proven track record providing tailor-made service solutions to meet all size of healthcare organisations and properties requirements.

Water Treatment

Regular maintenance of any water treatment equipment and processes, such as Chlorine Dioxide dosing systems, Water Softener equipment, Chemical supply, or Spa baths, is crucial in maintaining a safe water system and managing Legionella bacteria.

HydroChem provide tailor made service solutions to meet all size of organisations and properties requirements.

Cooling towers

Regular chemical and bacteriological monitoring of the cooling water is crucial in maintaining a safe water system, managing Legionella bacteria, and preventing corrosion of the systems.

HydroChem provide tailor-made service solutions to meet all size of towers, systems, and properties requirements.

Water Sampling

Regular sampling and testing of the water within high-risk properties provides assurances that the monitoring and maintenance works that are in place are correct and are making the environment safe for the people that use it.

Testing on a regular basis for Legionella bacteria, Pseudomonas and other harmful organisms gives assurances to the managers of the buildings that they and their systems are safe.


Health and Safety at Work Act – Care Homes should always consider the level of exposure of residents and patients in their care.

We understand that not all institutions are the same, therefore you can get in touch with us for a complimentary consultation, where we can discuss your needs and requirements and work from there on creating a bespoke package suited to the needs of your operation.

Contact us

To learn more about our services and products, or to get advice or more details, just get in touch. 

The full range of HydroChem Services:

Water Treatment - Industrial

We are leading supplier of Legionella compliance services, water hygiene risk assessment, water treatment, installations and maintenance.

Water Treatment - Domestic

Assessing systems that may pose a risk to exposure to legionella, including humidifiers, air washers, emergency showers and indoor ornamental fountains.

Risk assessment

Ensuring all commercial premises have a statutory duty to control the risk of legionella bacteria in water systems. 

Water Hygiene

Protecting the public from hazards associated with bacteria in water systems particularly Legionella.


We offer an extensive range of water treatment chemicals to suit all processes and requirements.

Chemical Cleaning & Disinfections

We have dedicated teams of experienced engineers to diagnose and give site specific recommendations.

Plant & Equipment

We offer a vast range to ensure that processes are effectively operated to their maximum advantage and costs.


After a Legionella risk assessment, it is likely that corrective or improvement works are required to bring your system up to compliance.

Mould, Air & Surface Remediation

Our protocols allow a building or site be kept clean, environmentally sound and free of contamination.

Borehole Water Treatment

We offer an extensive range of borehole water treatment options to suit all processes and requirements.