Tamblyn wins morgue contract
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Their contract was revoked on October 3, 2014.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.