Dying and death are painful and personal experiences for those that are dying and their loved ones caring for them
When the person dies at our hospital washing and positioning the body is best done where death occurs before stiffening of the body ( rigor mortis ) sets in. Rigor mortis happens within two to seven hours after death.
A mortuary refrigerator is used for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification or removal for autopsy or respectful burial. In modern times corpses have customarily been refrigerated to delay decomposition.