The Hampshire temporary mortuary plan: does it have the capacity to deal with mass fatalities?

Green, Duncan (2007) The Hampshire temporary mortuary plan: does it have the capacity to deal with mass fatalities? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This project has been undertaken to analyse the existing Hampshire Temporary Mortuary Plan and to assess whether it is capable of dealing with a mass fatality incident. The writer selected this topic as he felt little academic research existed on the subject and was concerned about the planned response to such an incident within the county of Hampshire. A review of existing literature on the subject of mass fatality response, temporary mortuary requirements and the codes of best practice enabled the writer to conclude that current arrangements were somewhat dated and did not meet the required standard and therefore would not be effective or efficient in responding to a large number of deceased, largely due to the lack of suitability of the temporary mortuary site itself. As a result of the findings a specification is designed that abides by the codes of best practice and the recommendations of those that have experience with mass fatality response. The specification is then used to assess the suitability of multiple sites that were visited, resulting in suggestions and recommendations that would make the Hampshire temporary mortuary plan both efficient and effective.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/471

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