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Winter can be an especially challenging time of year for health services. For mortuaries, higher numbers of deaths can pose problems if adequate numbers of refrigerated storage spaces are unavailable.
If the deceased person has not indicated their consent (or refusal) to post mortem removal, storage or use of their body or tissue for scheduled purposes, nor appointed a nominated representative, then the appropriate consent can be given by someone in a ‘qualifying relationship’ to the deceased...
On the 25 March 2015 the HTA published guidance aimed at professionals who work with women who have experienced a pregnancy loss or termination. The guidance sets out what is expected and how women should be involved in decision making about the sensitive handling of pregnancy remains.
The HTA was asked to provide information relating to pregnancy remains including Codes of Practice, FAQs, guidance and reported incidents.
The HTA was asked for correspondence relating to Christopher Alder between November 4-25 2011. Specifically this correspondence should be between the HTA and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, South Yorkshire Police or internal HTA communications.
A previous request regarding records of correspondence relating to Christopher Alder was revised
The HTA was asked if we held any inspection reports or HTARI reports for Fryatt Hospital, Harwich and a copy of any guidance provided to licensed mortuaries on choosing funeral directors' services.
The HTA was asked about the audit of post mortem licensed establishments and for specific details about establishments in Worcestershire.