Temporary Morgue to be Constructed in Warton

By April 9, 2020News

A temporary morgue for up to 1,000 people is to be built at the BAE Systems site in Warton to ensure that the County of Lancashire can cope with any future spike in deaths as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Once work begins, it is expected to be completed in just eight days. Should it be required, the morgue will be operational before the end of April.
The morgue will be available for use by Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council, The development will ensure that deceased persons are treated with dignity amid any increase in their numbers. Funeral directors will be provided with details of how the facility will operate.
Lancashire County Council Leader, Geoff Driver CBE said that he hopes that the temporary mortuary will never have to be used. He added: ‘But it’s vital that we are prepared in order to ensure the deceased are treated decently and with respect. We are very grateful for the support we have received from BAE Systems, who have provided this site and access to utilities free of charge to support the people of Lancashire and help us to deal with this crisis.’
Martin Taylor, chief operating officer said that the company stands ready to provide support at this difficult time.

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