Grieving North-east family wins battle over mortuaries

Frank Whyte

The bereaved family of a man who died in a sailing accident have won the first stage of their battle to see all post mortem services brought under the control of the NHS.

The family of Frank Whyte launched their campaign after being distressed by the poor condition of Spynie Mortuary in Elgin, where he was taken after his death.

A review has now said that all of Scotland’s facilities should be under NHS control.

Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell said: “This wouldn’t have happened without the Whyte family bravely sharing their painful experience with us, and they continue to play a crucial role as part of the mortuary review group.”