Reference 2019-6

REF:           2019-6

Subject:       Mortuary fridges

 

Request:

Please could you disclose whether the hospital has had to purchase oversized mortuary fridges to better accommodate obese bodies since January 1 2014.

If possible, please could you state the number of such fridges bought and installed for each calendar year: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 until the date of this request, please?

Lastly, please could you detail if you have taken any other moves to accommodate larger bodies in the hospital mortuary.

 

 

Response:

Please could you disclose whether the hospital has had to purchase oversized mortuary fridges to better accommodate obese bodies since January 1 2014. There have been no purchases since 2014 to date, however, there is a current plan to increase the overall capacity of the Mortuary, work is planned to start in the new financial year 2019/20. This increase in capacity, (27-30), will also include a further 8 bariatric body trays.
If possible, please could you state the number of such fridges bought and installed for each calendar year: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 until the date of this request, please? None.
Lastly, please could you detail if you have taken any other moves to accommodate larger bodies in the hospital mortuary. Please see above.