The Bereavement Office offers an appointment based service for relatives to collect the ‘Medical Certificate of Cause of Death’ in order to register a patient’s death at the local Registry office. The bereavement officer can guide you through this process.
You can make an appointment by calling the Bereavement Office on 0208 934 3355. Appointments will be allocated as soon as the Medical certificate has been agreed and signed by the appropriate Doctor. This can sometimes take a few days but we aim to complete this as soon as is possible.
On occasion, it may be necessary for a case to be referred to the Coroner’s Office for review which may also cause delay but the bereavement Office can advise you further on this if this affects you.
If you would like to arrange a viewing you can do this by calling either the bereavement office or the mortuary direct on 0208 934 2643/4. Viewings can only be offered by appointment and subject to the availability of the viewing room. Your funeral director can also provide this service.