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Average cost of a post mortem

Request Description

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are seeking to identify the average cost of a post mortem within your local authority.  This is so that we can compare the costs of conventional autopsy to digital autopsy.  In this respect will you please provide the following information within 20 days:

1. Do you have a contract with an NHS provider to carry out a post-mortem service on behalf of the coroner/local authority?

2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, please state which NHS trusts or hospitals these contracts are with? 

3. If the answer to question 1 is no, what provisions do you have in place to carry out post- mortems?

4. What is the value, in total, of the contracts?

5. What is the cost per post-mortem case?

6. What were the total number of post-mortems carried out, in the last 12 months, under this contract?

Request Date16 September 2016
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16 September 2016                                                           

RefusalHertfordshire County Council responsibility