When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements that have to be made. If you were the one who was closest to the deceased patient, a lot of responsibility may fall to you. This can be overwhelming, especially when you may be dealing with many emotions at the same time. Some people appreciate having lots of practical tasks to do when they are bereaved, while others find that they just cannot cope in the immediate period after losing a loved one. Ask family and friends for help and do not try to cope with everything on your own.
Whilst it is impossible to cover every detail, the team at the Bereavement Suite will try to provide help and advice on the main issues to be faced when arranging a funeral.
We will try to give support and advice with the practicalities associated with the loss of a loved one, particularly if the death has occurred in the hospital.
What services are provided?
- Point of contact for the bereaved
- Collect the Medical Cause Of Death Certificate
- Collect any valuables and property of the deceased
- On-site registrar two days a week
- View in our chapel of rest
- Liaise with the chaplains
- Liaise with the East of England Eye Bank Co-ordinators
- Liaise with the Medical school of Anatomy
- Liaise with the Coroner’s office
- Liaise with the police
Mortuary manager: Daryl Bourn
Senior Technician: Katie Green
Senior Technician: Natalie White
Mortuary Technician: Katie Lochrie
Mortuary Coordinator: Mica Hatto
Bereavement Coordinator: Jan Saunders
Bereavement Coordinator: Michele Forman