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Bereavement Service

Please accept our sincere condolences if you are visiting this site following the loss of a relative or friend.

What we do

At Sheffield Teaching Hospitals we recognise that care for our patients and their family continues even after death. Our experienced bereavement team provide a caring and compassionate service, offering support and reassurance, information and guidance.

Here to help

Working closely with our doctors and nursing colleagues, the bereavement staff coordinate the completion of the medical certificate of cause of death. This is the document that is needed in order to register the death. Whilst we endeavour to have the medical certificate of cause of death ready within two working days following a death, this is not always possible.

An appointment will have been made with the bereavement office by the ward staff for you to attend. If this needs altering then please contact the bereavement office at which the appointment is made for.

In most cases before you arrive for your appointment you will be contacted by the medical examiners team to inform you of the cause of death and ask if you have any concerns.

Where a death is reported to the Coroner and they decide that a post mortem examination is needed, you will not receive a medical certificate of cause of death from the hospital. If this is the case then you will be contacted by someone from the coroner’s office. The bereavement team will continue to support you in any way we can.

If any belongings have not already been taken by a family member these will be returned to you at the appointment.

Contact details

  • Northern General Hospital 0114 2714049; 0114 2714866 or 0114 2714555
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 2712385
  • Weston Park Hospital Contact Royal Hallamshire Hospital on 0114 2712385
  • Jessop Wing please contact 0114 2268425

Further Information

 

Additional Information

Contact details

Northern General Hospital

0114 2714049; 0114 2714866 or 0114 2714555

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

0114 2712385

Weston Park Hospital

Contact Royal Hallamshire Hospital on 0114 2712385

Jessop Wing

0114 2268425

 

 

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