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Post Mortems

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland where (a) organs, (b) blocks and (c) slides are stored for post mortems carried out at (i) Foster Green hospital and (ii) Belfast City hospital. [113367]

Organs, blocks and slides retained by the State Pathologist's Department following coroner's post mortem examinations carried out at Belfast City Mortuary (Forster Green) are stored in the State Pathologist's Department building on the Royal Victoria Hospital site in Belfast. There are no stored organs in the Belfast City Hospital Trust. Tissue blocks and slides are stored within the designated area in the histopathology laboratory.