New mortuary facility opened for University Hospital Waterford

    University Hospital Waterford New Morgue. Picture: Patrick Browne

    The management and staff of University Hospital Waterford are pleased to announce the completion and opening of the new Mortuary facility on the grounds of the hospital. The new facility will be fully operational from today. (Thursday, 8th July 2021).

    The new building and multi-faith facility was designed by CJ Falconer and Associates and was constructed by Wexford based company Mythen.

    This new purpose-built mortuary facility will ensure dignity for the deceased and will provide an enhanced environment for the bereaved and an improved working space for hospital staff. For the deceased and bereaved families the facility comprises of a spacious multi-faith prayer room together with two private viewing rooms and a walled courtyard. The completion of this new facility at University Hospital Waterford will provide modern facilities to serve the people of Waterford and the surrounding region.

    Work commenced on the new mortuary in January 2020 and concluded in June 2021.

    new facility will greatly support the hospital in providing this essential service

    From a Pathology perspective the facility comprises of an integrated post-mortem room as well as a separate specialist forensic post-mortem room which will facilitate clinical requirements including a raised viewing room for forensic and education purposes. Complementing the hi-tech equipment, University Hospital Waterford has a highly skilled and experienced workforce including Consultant Histopathologists, Anatomical Pathology Technicians and specialist administrative support staff.

    Grace Rothwell, General Manager of University Hospital Waterford, announced the opening: “The opening of this new purpose-built facility for University Hospital Waterford will provide an improved environment for all who are bereaved as well as a better working environment for staff. This new facility will greatly support the hospital in providing this essential service to the public and the community.”


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