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Work on Bournemouth's new £2m mortuary completed

Work has been completed on a new £2m mortuary in Bournemouth designed to carry out all types of post-mortem examinations.

The facility at East Cemetery is also expected to provide a more efficient service to bereaved families and offer better facilities for medical staff.

Post-mortem tests on infectious diseases usually happen in Brighton and forensic ones take place in Dorchester.

The mortuary centralises all services under one roof and can store 90 bodies.

Councillor David Smith, Bournemouth's cabinet member for community, said: "The main benefit the public will notice is a more efficient and sensitive service.

"Bournemouth now has a centralised mortuary set in peaceful grounds, meaning that it will no longer be necessary to travel outside of the conurbation."

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