Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4788

Date Request Received: 03/01/2019 08:57:19

Date Request Replied To: 24/01/2019 12:13:46

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Request Summary: Oversized mortuary fridges

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Please could you disclose whether the hospital has had to purchase oversized mortuary fridges to better accommodate obese bodies since January 1 2014.
Answer To Question 1:
Please see attached document. FOI 4788 Answers.docx
Question Number 2:
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?
Answer To Question 2:
Please see attachment on Question 1.
Question Number 3:
Lastly, please could you detail if you have taken any other moves to accommodate larger bodies in the hospital mortuary.
Answer To Question 3:
Please see attachment on Question 1.
Please see attachments:
FOI 4788 Answers.docx
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