HC Deb 23 April 1998 vol 310 c683W
Mr. Mackinlay

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines exist concerning the length of time for removing a body from a bed in a public general ward when a patient is believed to have died. [39371]

Mr. Milburn

This is a matter for local determination. However, I would expect deceased patients to be removed from public general wards sensitively and as soon as possible.

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