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UHW Mortuary

  • 24-04-2019 9:14am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Not sure if this really deserves a thread but is anyone following this breaking story? A report of the mortuary unit is damning and grisly. Bodies literally rotting due to lack of refrigeration and capacity among other matters, the whole unit sounds like something out of an horror thriller. The unit was due an upgrade dating back to 2013 when the dept gave the go-ahead and planning permission granted yet nothing has happened. Imagine working in there or visiting.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    I'd just been reading about it here. The hospital is being ruined.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,511 ✭✭✭ Max Powers


    Not sure if this really deserves a thread but is anyone following this breaking story? A report of the mortuary unit is damning and grisly. Bodies literally rotting due to lack of refrigeration and capacity among other matters, the whole unit sounds like something out of an horror thriller. The unit was due an upgrade dating back to 2013 when the dept gave the go-ahead and planning permission granted yet nothing has happened. Imagine working in there or visiting.

    News and star broke the story yesterday and deserve a lot of credit for it.obviously it becomes an issue when it's taken up by both main papers nationally.seems like contracts going to tender with start end of year, apparently.shouldnt have taken so long obviously


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 587 Dum_Dum


    But it was upgraded to a University Hospital - centre of excellence and all that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,962 ✭✭✭ greenspurs


    Sean Orourke show talking about it also.

    Hate speech is just speech that you dont like



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,013 ✭✭✭ hardybuck


    Not sure if this really deserves a thread but is anyone following this breaking story? A report of the mortuary unit is damning and grisly. Bodies literally rotting due to lack of refrigeration and capacity among other matters, the whole unit sounds like something out of an horror thriller. The unit was due an upgrade dating back to 2013 when the dept gave the go-ahead and planning permission granted yet nothing has happened. Imagine working in there or visiting.

    Imagine the range of emotions that you'd feel if you couldn't have a wake for a family member, or say goodbye to them before closing the coffin, because they were left to rot in a hallway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,163 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Dum_Dum wrote: »
    But it was upgraded to a University Hospital - centre of excellence and all that.

    do name changes really improve things?

    theres clearly something seriously wrong with our health service


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    So so terrible.

    Also very symbolic of how Waterford and the entire South East are left to die and rot.

    Ireland should be ashamed of its treatment of the South East and its people, especially those who cannot defend themselves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,013 ✭✭✭ hardybuck


    The HSE tried to block Darren Skelton's FOI request as they thought it wasn't in the public interest to release the information.

    Harris has just called them in today and told them to get construction started before Christmas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭ Bards


    Can we ask Europe to intervene at this stage... We are being treated as second class citizens here


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,013 ✭✭✭ hardybuck


    Bards wrote: »
    Can we ask Europe to intervene at this stage... We are being treated as second class citizens here

    Do you think that wouldn't happen in Europe?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    hardybuck wrote: »
    Do you think that wouldn't happen in Europe?

    Not in a country that is supposedly as "rich" as ours!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭ MartyMcFly84


    How hard would it be to get a refrigerated truck as a temporary solution as opposed to allowing corspes to rot on trolleys?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    Am I imagining things or did they have temporary refrigerated containers at some point in the past? Maybe I'm thinking of another hospital.


  • Registered Users Posts: 577 ✭✭✭ Dunmoreroader


    JohnC. wrote: »
    Am I imagining things or did they have temporary refrigerated containers at some point in the past? Maybe I'm thinking of another hospital.

    You might be thinking of the temporary Cath lab in an articulated lorry we had for.... a few months. The HSE (a.k.a G.O.D.) must have a contact which makes mobile (I.e. removable) medical facilities just for these little scrapes they keeps getting into down here in the lil'old South of east! Gotta laugh! 😂


  • Registered Users Posts: 957 comeraghs


    Absolutely shameful stuff from the HSE, only responding to a letter sent in Oct in April before it was published because of the FOI, Then attacking the whistleblowers instead of accepting that there is a problem.

    it's quite depressing how awful and untouchable an organisation the HSE is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,249 ✭✭✭ CardBordWindow


    Have any of the families that had to have closed coffin funerals made any comment?
    I do find it curious that something like this hasn't been reported long ago if it was as commonplace as the letter suggests.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,008 ✭✭✭ Gardner


    Have any of the families that had to have closed coffin funerals made any comment?
    I do find it curious that something like this hasn't been reported long ago if it was as commonplace as the letter suggests.

    there has being no closed coffin funerals attributed to this i believe. i think the mortuary defo needs to be upgraded but i think local media have blown it out of proportion and particularly skelton may have been led down a garden path by the specialists


  • Registered Users Posts: 253 ✭✭ ArtVandelay76


    Gardner wrote: »
    there has being no closed coffin funerals attributed to this i believe. i think the mortuary defo needs to be upgraded but i think local media have blown it out of proportion and particularly skelton may have been led down a garden path by the specialists

    Are you a member of Fine Gael?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,583 ✭✭✭ Deiseen


    Are you a member of Fine Gael?

    Thought we had Leo Varadkar on here for a second


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,008 ✭✭✭ Gardner


    certainly not but isn't it great to have a different view to the social media masses!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 253 ✭✭ ArtVandelay76


    Gardner wrote: »
    certainly not but isn't it great to have a different view to the social media masses!

    I'm just wondering why you think the specialists would want to lead anyone up the garden path.


  • Registered Users Posts: 570 ✭✭✭ azimuth17


    Gardner wrote: »
    certainly not but isn't it great to have a different view to the social media masses!
    I can smell the Blueshirt from here. Anyone who read the local papers this week will have seen comment from local undertakers about conditions and seen mention of a serious case. It is very hard to rationalise why anyone would think that four professionals would put their names to a letter making such stark comment. What possible gain would there be in it for them. The mortuary has been commented upon since 2003 and has been listed for development since 2014. It got planning in 2015 and was deemed by the HSE to be a health and Safety priority for the staff and public using the place. There are enough trolls around the Waterford city forum to populate a good size Lord of the Rings sequel. They infest every thread on it. As soon as anyone suggests something should, could or might be done in Waterford city they start with their wrecking ball.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,810 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    Gardner wrote: »
    certainly not but isn't it great to have a different view to the social media masses!

    Not FG, but you are one of Halligans puppets, and hence your constant agenda against Darren Skelton, and please dont come back with this ****e that Darren is my brother, thats why I defend him, that's common knowledge around these parts by now


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,515 ✭✭✭ robtri


    azimuth17 wrote: »
    I can smell the Blueshirt from here. Anyone who read the local papers this week will have seen comment from local undertakers about conditions and seen mention of a serious case. It is very hard to rationalise why anyone would think that four professionals would put their names to a letter making such stark comment. What possible gain would there be in it for them. The mortuary has been commented upon since 2003 and has been listed for development since 2014. It got planning in 2015 and was deemed by the HSE to be a health and Safety priority for the staff and public using the place. There are enough trolls around the Waterford city forum to populate a good size Lord of the Rings sequel. They infest every thread on it. As soon as anyone suggests something should, could or might be done in Waterford city they start with their wrecking ball.

    besides Waterford today, can you link to other papers that carried the story, specifically one carrying comments from undertakers. I would like to read more on this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 570 ✭✭✭ azimuth17


    Buy the local papers for an in depth picture this week.. The Munster Express has a good story about an undertaker. who had seen difficulties on many occasions. It may not be on line yet. I think it suffices (for me and most people I know at any rate) that four senior pathologists put their name to a letter asking for delivery of something which was a priority in 2003/4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,619 ✭✭✭ erica74


    I don't think 4 senior consultants would put their reputations on the line for something that was in any way untrue. If you have ever been in UHW, you'll know it is one of the most underfunded, understaffed, poorly run hospitals in the country.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,146 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun


    Gardner wrote: »
    there has being no closed coffin funerals attributed to this i believe. i think the mortuary defo needs to be upgraded but i think local media have blown it out of proportion and particularly skelton may have been led down a garden path by the specialists

    No way blown out of proportion. I was talking to a man who had to identify his brother on a trolley in a corridor.


    Anybody who says ite blown out of proportion are just being callous.


  • Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 8,810 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Aquos76


    No way blown out of proportion. I was talking to a man who had to identify his brother on a trolley in a corridor.


    Anybody who says ite blown out of proportion are just being callous.

    Or has their own agenda against the journalist who broke the story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    I see Leo realised he put his foot in it with his comments.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,511 ✭✭✭ Max Powers


    Gardner wrote: »
    there has being no closed coffin funerals attributed to this i believe. i think the mortuary defo needs to be upgraded but i think local media have blown it out of proportion and particularly skelton may have been led down a garden path by the specialists

    Time to start using that brain.


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