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Patient Affairs/Bereavement Services

Our Patient Affairs/Bereavement Services can be found in room A409, BRI. Their role is:

  • To arrange for the completion of the medical certificate (which must be collected from Patient Affairs by the next of kin at an agreed time).
  • To be responsible for any personal effects and/or valuables to be made available for collection by the next of kin.
  • To provide help and advice to families regarding registering a death, funeral arrangements and any other related issues (including how to obtain financial help with funeral costs etc).

Please ring 0117 342 9048 / 9049 after 10am on the next working day to arrange an appointment.

An electronic version of our booklet 'Following a Bereavement' which contains additional useful information can be found here.

Medical Examiner Office 

Following a bereavement, many families seek reassurance that their loved one was properly cared for in hospital and want to understand the circumstances surrounding their death.

The Medical Examiner service has been introduced in England and Wales to increase understanding and peace of mind for families, as well as improve learning and patient safety in hospital by providing a review of care. Find out more about the service.