Health Building Note 16-01: Facilities for mortuaries, including body stores and post-mortem services

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This publication has been produced for use by NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts. However, it has been designed to be useful for other organisations involved in the operation, planning or use of mortuary and post-mortem facilities in England, for either joint/shared service or individual organisation use.

This publication replaces HBN 20 – ‘Facilities for mortuary and post-mortem room services’ (2005).

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