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Ten of Britain’s National Health Service trusts have admitted to lumping together the fatal remains with other hospital waste in incinerators over the last two years while two others have admitted to using the remains to generate power for heat, the Telegraph reported.
More than 15,000 aborted and miscarried babies in the U.K. were incinerated as ‘clinical waste’ or fuel to heat hospitals, a shocking new report has uncovered
More than 15,000 aborted and miscarried babies in the U.K. were incinerated as “clinical waste” a shocking new report has uncovered with some fetal remains even used to heat hospitals.
Ten of Britain’s National Health Service trusts have admitted to lumping together the remains with other hospital waste in incinerators over the last two years, the Telegraph reported.
Two other NHS trusts have admitted to using the human remains to generate power for heat at “waste-to-energy” plants.
One of those plants at Ipswich Hospital — said to be responsible for burning 1,101 remains between 2011 and 2013 — was allegedly operating privately using another hospital’s remains and without Ipswich’s knowledge.
At Ipswich Hospital, pictured, 1,101 fetal remains between 2011 and 2013 were reportedly burned at a plant that was operating privately for energy. The hospital claims to have not known the practice until now.
At Addenbrooke Hospital in Cambridge, the remains of 797 babies that were below 13 weeks gestation were reportedly incinerated for power at their own “waste to energy” plant on their grounds.
Mothers of those babies were allegedly told their remains were cremated.
But according to the report, many other mothers who lost children in early pregnancy said they were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains at all.
Some also claimed to have been treated without compassion
Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, pictured, reportedly incinerated the remains of 797 babies for power at their own ‘waste to energy’ plant on their grounds.
The Department of Health, reacting surprised and appalled by the report’s discovery, issued an immediate ban on the practice Sunday night.
“The practice is totally unacceptable,” said health minister Dr. Dan Poulter.
“While the vast majority of hospitals are acting in the appropriate way, that must be the case for all hospitals and the Human Tissue Authority has now been asked to ensure that it acts on this issue without delay.”
With the health minister’s order, an investigation into the findings first reported by Channel 4’s Dispatches will be undertaken by the Care Quality Commission, a public body that regulates and inspects health and social care services in England.