Dorchester, Dorset News, Health, Latest News, Poole | Posted: Monday, May 18th, 2020 at 8:43 am | return to news

Mortality support facilities in Dorset stood down

Over the last two weeks the number of cases and deaths due to Covid-19 in Dorset -and nationally - has been declining, prompting the decision to place on standby the two mortality support facilities (MSF) at Poole Port and the Old Radio Station Dorchester.

Data on Covid-19 cases and any associated deaths will continue to be monitored and the facilities can be re-opened within 72 hours if the need arises.

Councillor Vikki Slade, leader of BCP Council, said, “I would like to offer my condolences to those who have lost family and friends during Covid-19.

“Although the temporary sites are standing down due to a decrease of deaths in the area, I would encourage our residents to continue to follow national guidance, including to self-isolate if you or your family are showing any symptoms.”


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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.”

Representatives from BCP Council, Dorset Council, The Coroner, Dorset Police, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, faith groups,  funeral directors and celebrants are working together to make sure the potential bereavement needs across the county are identified and met.

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

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