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Bereavement Office and Medical Examiner Service

The Medical Examiner Service and Bereavement Office are here to support you when a loved one has died.

The Bereavement Office will contact the Doctor who cared for your relative/friend and ensure the timely completion of the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) and cremation forms (if required). The team can also advise you on what to do next, how and when to register the death and advise on viewings and property collection.

The purpose of the Medical Examiners Service is to ensure the information that is written on the MCCD is accurate, referrals to the Coroner are appropriate, to improve patient care and support relatives/friends.

 In the days following the death the Medical Examiner will meet with the treating doctor to discuss the patients care and cause of death. The Medical Examiner will call the documented Next of Kin listed by the ward to explain the cause of death and answer any questions you may have regarding care and their last illness. Once the MCCD has been completed, the Bereavement Office will provide you with a 6 digit reference code. This number lets the Registrar know an appointment can now be made to legally register the death.

Both services are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm - excluding public holidays.