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Bereavement Support Services

Bereavement Services provide support for staff, family and friends following a death in Hospital, the Emergency Department or in the community when the body had been brought to the Hospital.

Procedures Provided

  • Supervision and completion of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
  • Supervision and completion of Cremation papers
  • Referring appropriate deaths to HM Coroner
  • Supporting family/friends with HM Coroners and Registration of a death processes
  • Obtaining consent and supporting Staff and Relatives in the Hospital Post Mortem process
  • Arranging and meeting with Relatives to issue the MCCD
  • Arranging and accompanying relatives to viewings or identifications of the deceased
  • Updating IPM, tracking patients notes
  • Producing Electronic Discharge Letters to GP’s via ICE
  • Register the Death and arranging the Funeral for Patients who die in Hospital with no known next of kin.

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Bereavement Support Services

Bereavement Support Officer
Senior Bereavement Support Officer

Useful Contacts

  • Bedfordshire Police HQ:
    01234 841212
  • Bleep Number:
    299
  • Direct Line:
    01582 497344
  • Opening Hours:
    08.00-18.00
    Monday to Friday
  • Registration Office:
    01582 548837
  • David Pearce:
    Coroner's Officer
    0300 300 4958
  • Outpatients booking department:
    01582 561385
  • Peter Smith
    Coroner's Officer
    0300 300 6157
  • Sarah Millett
    Senior Coroner's Officer
    0300 300 6558
  • Switchboard
    01582 491166