​Bereavement service

Bereavement & Support Through COVID-19

We understand what a difficult time it is when a close relative dies. Our bereavement service offers practical advice and support about what needs to be done after a death, and can provide you with guidance. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to change our processes and we have also responded to changes our local partners have made.

You will still need the medical certificate of cause of death completed by a doctor before you can register the death. If your relative died at Warwick Hospital a Bereavement Officer will forward your contact details to Registration Services and the registrars will contact you directly. In these circumstances, an appointment is not needed.

COVID-19 Bereavement Pack

Please use this link to view further details from Warwickshire County Council

Paying Last Respects

Saying goodbye to the one you love is important. During this pandemic if your loved one is on one of our high risk areas it will not be possible to visit them but each of these areas will have the ability to arrange a call/video call for you to speak with your loved ones. Please contact the area directly. High risk areas currently include:


- Areas where patients are receiving high flow oxygen to treat Covid-19. This applies to Thomas, Oken and Mary ward.

We will not be arranging viewings in the mortuary at Warwick Hospital during this pandemic. Please contact your funeral directors to discuss viewings at the funeral home.

Contact details

Contact the Bereavement Officer on tel: +44(0)1926 495321 Ext 8131

If the Bereavement Officer is not available to answer the phone please leave a message with a contact name and number and they will return your call as soon as possible.

Related links

Bereavement Advice Centre
Tel: +44(0)0800 634 9494

Sue Ryder Bereavement Information www.sueryder.org

Cruse Bereavement Service
Tel: +44(0)844 477 9400

Bereavement Cafe a drop in held @ Cafe Lomas within Stratford Hospital on the first Wednesday of every month between 3.30 and 5pm.

Tel: +44(0)1789 412990 (for more information)

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