Dear The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust,
Under freedom of information, can the mortuary please provide the following information:
• Total number of hospital deaths per year (2021, 2022, 2023)
• Total number of community/coroner deaths per year (2021, 2022, 2023)
• Total number of post mortems per year (2021, 2022, 2023)
• How many qualified APTs? (currently)
• Banding of qualified APTs?
• If you have/have had trainee APTs, what band do they start on and what band do they go to on qualification?
• How many unqualified mortuary assistants/support workers? (currently)
• Do unqualified staff/support workers do post mortems?
• Banding for those unqualified staff?
• Do your procedures cover safe staffing levels in the post mortem room and dealing with funeral directors?
o If yes, how many staff per area are required for safe staffing levels?

Yours faithfully,
Deborah Lowe

Adaramola, Daniel, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

RFI/63092

Dear Deborah,

I write further to your Freedom of Information request, as set out below. We acknowledge your request and shall endeavour to provide the requested information as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Daniel Adaramola
Freedom of Information Officer and Legal Services Assistant

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Gayton Road
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 4ET

01553 613613 ext. 2398

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Adaramola, Daniel, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

RFI/63092

Dear Deborah,

I write further to your Freedom of Information request, as set out below. Please see our response as follows:

We have handled your request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

• Total number of hospital deaths per year (2021, 2022, 2023) - 1374, 1348, 1255

• Total number of community/coroner deaths per year (2021, 2022, 2023) - 341,414,372

• Total number of post mortems per year (2021, 2022, 2023) - 387, 479, 428

• How many qualified APTs? - (currently) 2

• Banding of qualified APTs? - 5/6

• If you have/have had trainee APTs, what band do they start on and what band do they go to on qualification? - 3 to a 4

• How many unqualified mortuary assistants/support workers? - (currently) 1

• Do unqualified staff/support workers do post mortems? - No

• Banding for those unqualified staff? - 3

• Do your procedures cover safe staffing levels in the post mortem room and dealing with funeral directors? - Yes

o If yes, how many staff per area are required for safe staffing levels? - 2

Kind regards

Daniel Adaramola
Freedom of Information Officer and Legal Services Assistant
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Gayton Road
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 4ET

01553 613613 ext. 2398

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