COVID19

New arrangements to cope with expected rise in deaths

In order to reduce the pressure on hospital mortuaries, Surrey County Council has today announced two additional temporary mortuaries; one at the Surrey Fire & Rescue Service’s Headquarters in Reigate and the other at the Pathology Centre at the University of Surrey’s Vet School in Guildford.

These new arrangements are to ensure the deceased are treated with dignity and respect have been put in place by the Surrey Local Resilience Forum, who are committed to ensuring that the bereaved will be supported and treated with care and compassion, and their wishes will be respected wherever possible.

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