Tam­blyn wins morgue con­tract

Pilbara News - - News -

A year af­ter re­vok­ing the con­tract with a Pil­bara funeral com­pany to trans­port ca­dav­ers to the morgues of the re­gion, the State Gov­ern­ment has set­tled on a deal with a new com­pany.

A Port Hed­land-based ap­pli­ca­tion by L&M Tam­blyn won the new ten­der to take on the area pre­vi­ously cov­ered by Pil­bara Funeral Ser­vices.

Their $67,675.50 con­tract started on Oc­to­ber 7 and is ini­tially due to ex­pire on July 5, 2016.

They beat one other ap­pli­cant, MED Re­sponse, for the con­tract.

PFS won a $240,941 con­tract in 2012 to ser­vice Goldswor­thy, Mar­ble Bar, Port Hed­land, Shay Gap, South Hed­land, Dampier, Hear­son Cove, Kar­ratha, Pan­na­won­ica, Parabur­doo, Roe­bourne, Tom Price, Wick­ham, Wit­tenoom, Onslow and Nul­lagine.

The com­pany’s own­ers made head­lines when they said last year the Hed­land Health Cam­pus re­fused to ac­cept bod­ies that were “too fat” at its morgue.

Their con­tract was re­voked on Oc­to­ber 3, 2014. A Depart­ment of At­tor­ney Gen­eral spokes­woman said a num­ber of in­ci­dents had led to the ter­mi­na­tion.

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