Health scare at leisure centre

Lisnagelvin Leisure Centre. (1508SL12)
Lisnagelvin Leisure Centre. (1508SL12)

Derry City Council has declined to comment on claims that pseudomonas and legionella bacteria have been found at Lisnagelvin Leisure Centre.

However, the local authority has moved to reassure users of the facility that following “certain issues” highlighted during a public health inspection

last October, “immediate remedial action” was taken.

It’s understood that the jacuzzi in the facility was shut down as a result of the bacteria being discovered. Following queries from the Journal, a spokesperson for the council said: “Any potential risk to public health was managed.”

She added that inspections are carried out regularly.

“The council works closely with the HSENI to ensure that all of our buildings are safe and every building is regularly inspected.”

The Council also declined to comment on any implications for staff in terms of health issues, saying staff matters were confidential.

The Journal made detailed enquiries after approaches from users of the centre.