HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 c205W
68. Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what assistance is available to help meet transport costs when a death takes place in a distant general hospital and the relatives wish to hold the funeral in the deceased's home district.

Mr. Ross

Where a patient dies in a hospital distant from his home, the hospital board may meet the cost of transporting the patient's body back to his home if the relatives are unable to meet the cost themselves.

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