Temporary mortuary in Dorchester stood down

Temporary mortuary in Dorchester stood down

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:59am 15th May 2020.

A temporary mortuary set up in Dorchester during the Covid-19 outbreak has been stood down.

The facility at the Old Radio Station was planned to be used in the worst-case scenario.

A second facility was also created at Poole Port.

Over the last two weeks, the number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in Dorset and nationally has been declining.

NHS Coronavirus Pod Sign

Availability of the two facilities and extra Government-supplied capacity have been reconsidered.

The facilities will remain on standby and can be reopened within 72 hours if the need arises.

Councillor Spencer Flower, Leader of Dorset Council said:

“We are pleased that residents of Dorset have observed the Government’s guidelines, and this means that our infection rates have remained low.

"But we ask everyone to continue the good work to keep everyone safe.

“My heartfelt thoughts go to those people who have lost loved ones during this pandemic.”

Anyone grieving and in need help and support can contact Cruse Bereavement Care on 0808 808 1677.