As a hospice our core values are to deliver high quality, compassionate care to our patients through the course of their illness and end of life care. Our primary concern is always to treat our patients with dignity and respect. This commitment is just as important in our approach to the care of our patients after death. At Bolton hospice we feel we have enhanced our care after death by carefully cooling the patient within the hospice bedroom environment. We have found the Flexmort CoverCool systems have provided a simple and ideal means of doing this, allowing us to preserve the dignity and appearance of our patients. This has allowed families to remain with their loved one for longer periods and has improved the family bereavement experience. We feel we now have the time to complete respectful care after death and that patients can be removed to the funeral directors in a dignified way. We are confident that this system meets our needs and current guidelines for care after death.