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EXCLUSIVE: Trusts regularly breaching security standards

Twenty one serious security failures at hospital mortuaries were discovered by the Human Tissues Authority between April 2022 and March 2024, HSJ can reveal.

These included seven cases where unauthorised people gained entry to the facilities, 13 other breaches in “mortuary security processes” and one case in which there was unrestricted access to post-mortem images.

Last month, the HTA issued new guidance for mortuaries that carry out post-mortems after what it described as “an increase in both the severity and frequency of reported incidents”.

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Source: HSJ, 7 May 2024


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