A temporary mortuary site has opened in Northamptonshire
ahead of a potential increase in deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The site, which is at Doddington Road on the outskirts of
Wollaston, was operational from last weekend (April, 11), and has capacity of
up to 1,100.
The county council owned site is well located within
reasonable distance from the county’s hospitals and can be easily reached by
Leader of Northamptonshire County Council Councillor Matt
Golby said: “Just like the rest of the country, it is vitally important that we
put emergency measures in place so that we are able to deal with any increase
in deaths as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic.
“We looked at several possible sites and agreed to go
forward with Wollaston, with work taking place to ensure it was ready for
operation as quickly as possible.
“We know this is a tough time for everyone and it is
important that Northamptonshire is prepared for the worst and able to treat the
death of any resident with dignity and kindness, and we will do all that we can
to make sure bereaved families understand what is happening with their loved ones.”