Trusts Bringing In Extra Mortuary Equipment For Severely Obese Bodies

21 February 2019 – Huffington Post

Freedom of Information responses from 101 NHS trusts have revealed that nearly six in 10 had since 2014 bought extra-large fridges, trays, trolleys or blankets for use in hospital mortuaries.

Respondents included Sheffield Children’s Hospital, which said it is planning to install a bariatric fridge in its mortuary this year – equipment typically used to store bodies weighing over 200 kilograms.

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