24 July 2009

NSW dumping its bodies in Canberra

| johnboy
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Just about the only good argument for self government in the ACT is the spectacle of the NSW government just over the border.

The Illawarra Mercury brings word that bodies from Wollongong are being dumped into the Canberra morgue because they’re out of space in Sydney.

    Three bodies have been transferred from Wollongong to Canberra because the state’s morgue facilities are unable to cope with demand, according to the NSW Opposition.

    The bodies were transferred last Wednesday due to a backlog at Sydney’s Glebe Morgue, NSW Opposition leader Barry O’Farrell claimed today.

    He said at least one other body was transferred from NSW to Canberra yesterday.

Maybe this could be a great growth industry for Canberra?

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TAD said :

The truth is far more mundane…..

I just realised my previous post is quite mundane.

I like the zombie theory better

Kingston is tiny, way too small for Canberra/Queanbeyan – it is surprising that we should take extra bodies!

Until late last year Westmead looked after autopsies (and the subsequent storage of bodies for autopsies) for western Sydney and southern and western NSW, while Glebe Hospital looked after central Sydney and northern NSW.

But in Sept 2008 the NSW gov closed Westmead pathology dept which included a morgue + a pathologist when that one and only pathologist (Dr Langlois) moved to Adelaide.

Now Glebe is supposed to look after all of NSW – it is hardly surprising that they can’t!

We can’t handle the truth!!

The truth is far more mundane…..

gun street girl9:47 pm 24 Jul 09

Fortunately the overflow here didn’t happen sooner in the year – we would have created a whole new type of access block! The Kingston morgue was diverting all bodies to TCH earlier this year when they had an asbestos scare. Suffice to say, there’s no way we could accommodate much overflow from Glebe!

Ahh Canberra, you kill em we chill em…

(someone had to say it!)

Inappropriate3:52 pm 24 Jul 09

The States have always loved to give Canberra the stiff one.

Canberra – The Heart of the Nation
Canberra – The place to Die (for)

This has been going on for years.

Last week it was 4 sent to Canberra, Just that 3 of them from wollongong.

BUT…. LAST YEAR THIS most of them headed north.

“MORGUE authorities are being forced to transport corpses from Sydney to Newcastle for storage because of a critical lack of space and under-staffing” – Feb 3 2008

“The New South Wales Government has confirmed it is closing the pathology department at Westmead Morgue, but says it is confident Glebe Morgue will be able to cope with the extra workload” – Sept 8 2008

“The Health Services Union (HSU) says NSW government was warned by its own department not to close Sydney’s Westmead Morgue because the other major mortuaries could not cope with the extra demand” – Set 8 2008

“THE Newcastle morgue was receiving corpses from across Sydney as morgues at Glebe and Westmead shut their doors, the NSW Opposition said” Oct 8 2008

Pelican Lini1:52 pm 24 Jul 09

Yes but what if it were a precursor to a zombie invasion?
Yay! I’m number one!

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