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.

For information and advice following a bereavement click here

Information for Hospital Staff

Perinatal Post Mortem Consent Reading List

The relevant parts of the Human Tissue Authority’s Codes of Practice A and B

SANDS Guide for consent takers

SANDS Booklet: Deciding about a post mortem examination – Information for Parents.
This booklet is available in hardcopy format only and can be found in the Post Mortem Consent folder in Delivery Suite.

Information for consent takers: Local practices and arrangements

Post Mortem, Tissue & Sensitive Disposal Policy

Obtaining Consent for a Perinatal Post Mortem

Last updated: January 21, 2020