Was negligence behind Wandsworth prison salmonella outbreak?

Inmates at Wandsworth prison may pursue compensation claims, believing the prison service is to blame for an outbreak of salmonella at the jail last September.

Around 300 staff and prisoners at Wandsworth suffered diarrhoea and vomiting from the food poisoning, which caused the prison to cancel visitations.

At the time the cause of the illnesses was unknown but tests carried out by the Department of Health and Health Protection Agency confirmed cases of salmonella.

According to the South London Press, doctors are still unsure of how the prisoners and staff contracted the bug.

Several solicitor firms have been approached by prisoners who suffered from salmonella during the outbreak, wishing to make compensation claims if it is deemed that the prison service was negligent in some way.

Whether these proposed claims for compensation go any further rests on a full report of the incident from the HPA, which was due last month.

One prisoner died during the outbreak but the prison service say his death is believed to be unrelated.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19645836-ADNFCR

Was negligence behind Wandsworth prison salmonella outbreak?

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