Swedish Mortuary

Dead Left Lying On Hospital Floor

The people of Kristianstad in southern Sweden have been rocked by a scandal involving the town hospital’s mortuary.

According to the town’s local newspaper, the Kristianstadsbladet, bodies were left lying on the floor outside the mortuary, at room temperature, because its two refrigerator rooms were full to capacity over the Christmas holidays.

The mortuary at Kristianstad Central Hospital has room for 40 bodies, however at its worst , there were 55 bodies there.

The problem has now eased and a spokesperson for the hospital said that it was meeting with representatives from the municipality, local churches and funeral homes to review procedures and see that it doesn’t happen again.

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