Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Work has begun on the next stage of the Ysbyty Glan Clwyd redevelopment project .
Foundations have been laid for the new Mortuary at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd which will be situated at the rear of the hospital.
The new mortuary will be relocated from the main building. Its layout and surroundings will be designed to provide respectful, timely and compassionate care for deceased patients and for their grieving relatives and friends. The building and landscaping will be designed as a comfortable and private environment to accommodate people’s religious preferences and cultures.
When completed, the new development will integrate mortuary, post mortem and bereavement services into to a single department where relatives can view the deceased in a peaceful, friendly and supportive environment.
Clinical Lead Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Hospital Development Project Dr Eileen Williams explained the mortuary will also allow all new medical staff and medical students to have more training in discussing after life care with relatives and in the administration which has to take place when people die.
Hospital staff involved with the Bereavement and Mortuary service said that it was a privilege to be given the opportunity to design this new department and see the building work start. Dr Mark Lord, Consultant Pathologist and Chief of Staff for Pathology said that this was , the beginning of the vision of mortuary and bereavement services for the future.”
The new Mortuary will be to a pre-constructed modular design and is scheduled to open in December this year.