What we do
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. You will 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 contact the designated next of kin once the certificate has been prepared, and arrange a convenient time for collection.
Alternatively if your relative died at home or in a Community Hospital their GP will usually issue the medical certificate and you will need to contact the Community Hospital or the GP Surgery who will advise you when the certificate will be available.
Paying Last Respects
Saying goodbye to the one you love is important. It can be distressing, but it often helps to see the person who has died. Visiting your relative on the ward just after death will be possible for a limited time.
After this time families usually visit their relative at the funeral directors. If however, you wish see your relative at Warwick Hospital please notify the Bereavement Officer who will arrange an appointment for you. It is essential that you advise us of this in advance as special arrangements will need to be made.
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 she will return your call as soon as possible.
Bereavement Advice Centre
Tel: +44(0)0800 634 9494
Cruse Bereavement Service
Tel: +44(0)844 477 9400