Bereavement service

Our bereavement officers provide an administrative role liaising with doctors, wards, mortuary staff and external agencies on your behalf. We ensure the efficient issuing of all the necessary paperwork and we can also provide initial advice about how to register a death and make arrangements.

We have produced two bereavement booklets – one for Queen’s Hospital and one for King George Hospital. They can be downloaded below. They are intended to offer reassurance, give suggestions about where to find help, information on some of the practical matters to be tackled, as well as advice on coping with the loss.

Our Chaplaincy service can also provide comfort and support at this difficult time, to people of all faiths and of none. Please ask a member of staff to contact the chaplains for you, or alternatively you can visit our multi-faith prayer rooms or chapels.

Key telephone numbers

Queen’s Hospital: 01708 435 490 or 01708 435 455, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

King George Hospital: 020 8970 8235, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Key staff

Queen’s Hospital: Deborah Carter and Julie Atkins

King George Hospital: Elizabeth Lawton

Bereavement booklets

Queen's Hospital bereavement support

King George Hospital bereavement support