Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named
Eight hospitals in seven NHS Trusts have reported cases of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads eaten by patients, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed.
The list includes Leicester Royal Infirmary and two hospitals in Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, along with hospitals in Derby, Liverpool, Manchester and Wexham.
Nine patients have been affected, of whom five have died.
The food involved has been withdrawn.
The Good Food Chain had supplied salads and/or sandwiches to the following 43 NHS trusts:
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewisham and Greenwich Hospital NHS Trust
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leicester Partnership NHS Trust
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust - one confirmed fatal case of listeria
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - one confirmed fatal case of listeria
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Trust - one confirmed fatal case of listeria
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - two confirmed fatal cases of listeria
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - one confirmed case of listeria
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust - one confirmed case of listeria
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - one confirmed case of listeria
Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Weston Area Health NHS Trust
Virgin (Farnham Hospital) - independent provider
Public Health England says the health risk to the public remains low, and individuals should only seek medical attention if they develop symptoms.
Listeria is a bacterium which can cause a type of food poisoning called listeriosis.
Normally, the symptoms are mild - a high temperature, chills, feeling sick - and go away on their own after a few days
But in this outbreak, the cases occurred in people who were already seriously ill in hospital, and they are most at risk of severe infection.
Listeria can then cause damage to organs, spread to the brain or bloodstream, and be fatal.