£800k bill to adapt hospitals for obese Scots

£800k bill to adapt hospitals for obese Scots
 

HOSPITALS in Scotland have been forced to widen doors and adapt mortuaries in an effort to cope with the obesity crisis.
Some have bought chilled body bags so they can keep the bodies of overweight people on specially designed beds able to cope with their size instead of putting them in the mortuary.
Figures reveal NHS Scotland has spent at least £800,000 adapting its facilities for obese people in the past three years. However, the true cost is likely to be far higher as some health boards do not keep a track of obesity-related costs.
Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, said: “Sadly... read more

 
21 July 2014 in Health, Views: 28
Source: Scotsman
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