Contingency plans drawn up by local NHS boards show how everyday health
services would be affected by a human influenza pandemic hitting Scotland.
The documents also reveal plans to deal with the extra deaths during a
pandemic. In Fife, bodies awaiting embalming, burial or cremation could be
stored in freezer lorries parked at the naval base in Rosyth.
services may be shortened to the point where they do not take place at
all, with families given the option of having a church or memorial service
later on. The NHS Western Isles plan states: "We have plans for mass
burial on land, should that be necessary. Consideration may also be given
to burial at sea."
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