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bellabonkers Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
When someone dies in hospital, how long are they left until they are removed to the mortury?
My mum has been in hospital all week and told me tonight that one of the old ladies died at 4am and wasn't removed until 1pm. I think she was a bit concerned as they never even pulled the cutain around her out of respect.
So anyway - now I am curious. Whats the procediure?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
oh that's not very nice, hope your mum is better soon x x x as for the procedure sorry i don't know but i guess it's whenever they got time to spare x x
#2
I have heard of this too. Depends on what staff they have on.
#3
What they stay on the bed in the ward?
#4
I know it's an odd question....I just wondered if they left them there incase relatives came in...I don't know. Just wondered if anyone could shead some light on it. She has been in a week and came out tonight - i'm pretty relived, so is she! 4 people on the ward she was in died...but I guess thats because it was an emergancy ward.
#5
Naeem786
What they stay on the bed in the ward?


Yes....they removed her mask and just left her lying there...9hrs. I wondered if they didnt have the staff or if there was some reason.
#6
Its quite reasonable, although not ideal, now and again for people to remain on the ward for that period of time, mainly depends on the relatives, giving them the time they need. As for leaving the curtains open, i very much doubt that happened, especially if the person was on the ward and not a side room. Im sure others would have complained if there was a deceased person in full view for that length of time!!
Hope this helps!
#7
Thats horrible, how disrespectful is that! Your poor mum, hope she gets out soon.
#8
bellabonkers
Yes....they removed her mask and just left her lying there...9hrs. I wondered if they didnt have the staff or if there was some reason.


Woh never knew that!! Hope your mum gets better!! :thumbsup:
#9
andrew3108
Its quite reasonable, although not ideal, now and again for people to remain on the ward for that period of time, mainly depends on the relatives, giving them the time they need. As for leaving the curtains open, i very much doubt that happened, especially if the person was on the ward and not a side room. Im sure others would have complained if there was a deceased person in full view for that length of time!!
Hope this helps!


The curtains were open!

My mum is ill but she has not lost her marbles. :)

I thought it might be to do with relatives wishing to pay their respects.
#10
no its never acceptable to leave the curtains open, the relatives usually prefer to pay their repects in privacy anyway.
#11
usually they are supposed to put the body in a private room for initial family to pay respects, but this is within an hour. Then the body should be moved to the chapel of rest for further visits.
#12
andrew3108
no its never acceptable to leave the curtains open, the relatives usually prefer to pay their repects in privacy anyway.


aircanman
usually they are supposed to put the body in a private room for initial family to pay respects, but this is within an hour. Then the body should be moved to the chapel of rest for further visits.


Thanks...I think she just felt sorry for her :-(
#13
glad your mum is on the mend bella

i would have thought the person would have been moved as soon as possible - apart from family visiting

and when she would have been taken out - all other patients curtains should have been drawn -

seen that happen before
#14
When my gran died in hospital she died in the early hours of the morning and was on a ward the curtains were kept closed and my gran was kept until we all got to say are final goodbyes some members of the family can take awhile to arrive but 9 hours is the longest I have ever heard and my mum works in a hospital with the old and would have alot of deaths on her ward but never 9 hrs and never curtains left open to stress other patients very poorly managed by hospital. Hope your mum not to stressed and gets well soon.
#15
Nah she isn't stressed by it....:)
Like I say she just felt sorry for the lady. I'd have said something if it was me. I just can't belive they left the curtains open. Anyway I am glad she is home...for now :)
#16
Its not usual to leave curtains open in this situation, but it can be the case that the body is left for a while, as people say mainly for relatives to come and say their goodbyes, but there can be other reasons. There isn't a chapel of rest in my hospital, and its the porters that have the keys to the mortuary, so if someone passes away during the night they will stay there until the morning. But as i say its not usual to leave the curtains open, and i have never known it to be the case, either when i was a student nurse or now. Possibly a mistake by the staff? Probably the doctor who pronounced just rushed off and left them open..
#17
oh my god that is awful i do understand of course relatives have to visit and dying is natural but what if others relatives had walked in with little uns it could have had serious concequences , i have worked in elderely nursing for years and know a body decomposes rapidly in heat of hospitals blinking awful !!! would it have taken more than 2 seconds to pull curtains ...
#18
When my granda died he was away about 11.30ish but the doctor didn't get round to pronouncing him dead till 1.32 so what the day they have got him down to die as is actually wrong as they were so busy. dont think they got round to moving him till the morning.

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