Bereavement Support Service

Information for Relatives:

The bereavement office provides a comprehensive service that supports the work required following a death. It supports and gives advice to relatives and friends on what they must do following a death.  It deals sensitively with questions about the Coroner and post mortem examinations and supports the consent process for Hospital post mortem examinations.

Information for Hospital Staff: 

The department provides a comprehensive, (except paediatric), autopsy service for North Devon District Hospital and HM Coroner, (Exeter and Greater Devon).  The facility serves as the public mortuary for North Devon.

The Mortuary and Bereavement Support Office are managed by the Histopathology Laboratory Manager

Perinatal Post Mortem Consent Reading List

Last updated: October 28, 2019