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Facilities for mortuary and post-mortem room services (Welsh version) (For information only: NHS Acute Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts)

Health Building Note 20

Facilities for mortuary and post-mortem room services (Welsh version) (For information only: NHS Acute Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts)

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Health Building Note


Provides guidance on planning and designing comprehensive NHS mortuary and post-mortem facilities. Includes facilities for the receipt, storage, viewing and removal of bodies, post-mortem examinations, visitors, staff support and teaching.


Amended March 2013. HBN 20 - Facilities for mortuary and post-mortem room services (2nd edition 2001). First published 1991, second edition 2001, third edition 2005.




Publisher History

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership provide advice to the Welsh Government on strategic issues and support to the NHS on the delivery of their operational plans.



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