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Pictured: The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, Wales, UK. STOCK PICTURE<br />
Re: An inspection by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) uncovered 19 major shortfalls and 13 minor shortfalls in the mortuary and related areas at Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospitals run by Cwm Taf University Health Board which "compromise the dignity of the deceased”, it has been revealed.<br />
Both sites were criticised for their cleanliness and maintenance.<br />
There were signs of damp and in areas where the bodies are stored, and rust on refrigerated body store doors Royal Glamorgan, in Llantrisant.<br />
Office workers in a building nearby, were found to be in “direct line of sight” to bodies being admitted and released from the mortuary.<br />
While at the Prince Charles Hospital site in Merthyr Tydfil, inspectors found residual blood on the floor of the main postmortem suite, as well as hair and small pieces of body tissue in the drains.<br />
In addition, the inspection unearthed problems with security arrangements at both sites, with the mortuary at the Royal Glamorgan found to be unsuitably covered to prevent members of the public from potentially seeing dead bodies.
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Pictured: The Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, Wales, UK. STOCK PICTURE
Re: An inspection by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) uncovered 19 major shortfalls and 13 minor shortfalls in the mortuary and related areas at Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospitals run by Cwm Taf University Health Board which "compromise the dignity of the deceased”, it has been revealed.
Both sites were criticised for their cleanliness and maintenance.
There were signs of...
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