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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
FOI/03225
Request Date
July 21, 2019
Subject
Post Mortems Statistics
Description

1). What is the most amount of post mortem cases that you are able to carry out in a single post mortem session?

2). How many hospital post mortem examinations did you undertake between 1st April 2018 – 1st April 2019? (NHS only)

3). How many coronial post mortem examinations did you undertake between 1st April 2018 – 1st April 2019?

4). What is the average number of hospital post mortem examinations that you have undertaken over the past 3 financial years? (NHS only)

5). What is the average number of coronial post mortem examinations that you have undertaken over the past 3 financial years?

6). How many brain & spinal cord donations have you carried out over within the mortuary over the past 3 financial years?

7). How many members of staff do you employ within the mortuary? (This includes administration staff)

8). What qualifications (In relation to mortuary activity) do your employees currently hold?

9). What NHS pay bands are your employees in? (NHS only)

10). What is your capacity for the storage of deceased?

11). Does your mortuary charge undertakers/service users for storage of deceased? (Assuming that the deceased would remain in your care for an extended period of time once they have been released to go.)

12). If the answer to question 11 is yes, are the premises risk assessed and do they coincide with HTA regulations?

13). Do you store deceased patients’ offsite with non NHS service users? (NHS only)

14). Do you actively undertake increased risk post mortem work?

15). Do you actively undertake increased risk post mortem work? (Air borne)

Response

1). This varies dependent on consultant availability and APT staff availability and how long a session is classed as.

2). 3

3).587

4). 3

5). 634

6). 2

7). 3 APTs in the Mortuary

8). Diploma of Anatomical Pathology or equivalent

9). 5

10). 120 normal capacity 20 additional if escalation measures in place

11). No

12).

13). No

14). Yes, (Blood borne) HIV, Hepatitis

15). Yes, TB

 

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