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The Doctor who was treating the patient will issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. Before you can register the death, you will need to collect this certificate from the Bereavement Office at the hospital.
The certificate will not usually be ready until the next working day and you will need to telephone the Bereavement Office before you come to the hospital.
In some circumstances it may not be possible to issue a certificate. Please see the section entitled “When A Post Mortem is Required”.
The Bereavement Office is on the ground floor of the hospital, opposite the main reception desk.
The office is open by arrangement. Please telephone the office on 01932 722319 to confirm when the certificate will be ready for you to collect.
St. Peter’s Hospital
The Bereavement Office is situated to the left of the main Outpatients entrance, near to the hospital bus stops.
The office is open Monday – Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Please telephone the Office on 01932 722319 to confirm when the certificate will be ready for you to collect.
The Bereavement Officer will also give you any clothing or personal effects belonging to the patient.
Deaths Reported to the Coroner
The doctor certifying the death has a responsibility to seek the advice of the Coroner’s Officer before a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death can be issued in the following cases:
Please see the section headed “When A Post Mortem is Required”.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 29 July 2010 10:59|