Bereavement Support and Information


​​​​​​​University Hospitals' bereavement staff are here to help you during this difficult time. They will advise you on the practical steps you need to take following a death and offer help on coping with grief. Staff will also signpost you to various organisations that can help you sort out both practical and emotional issues. 

Leaflets and booklets such as Helping you to cope with bereavement​ - Royal Stoke and Helping you to cope with bereavement​ - County Hospital​​  which includes 'Registering a death at the Hospital​' are also available from the hospital. 

We can give you advice on the following:

  • How to obtain a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
  • How to Register a death and obtain a Death Certificate
  • What to do if a post mortem is necessary
  • Visiting the Chapel of Rest
  • How to organise ​the funeral
  • Advice in relation to Funeral Payment from the Social Fund
  • Provide booklet from the Department of Works and Pensions
  • The procedure for disposal of foetal tissues, body parts and organs
  • Who to inform following a death
  • Signposting to Counselling and emotional support services

Royal Stoke University Hospital

Contact Information and Opening Tim​es

Inside the Main Building on the right just beyond Reception, in between Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) and UHNS Charity.

Telephone Num​ber

01782 676323 / 01782 676324. Opening Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday (Closed Bank Holidays)

County Hospital​

Information coming soon


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