About this service

Adult and child bereavement

Bereavement services

We have bereavement suites at both Colchester and Ipswich hospitals where you can meet with a bereavement officer. We provide help and advice on a range of matters concerning death registration, deaths referred to the Coroner and funeral arrangements.

We arrange for the completion of the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death which you need in order to register the death.

We offer appointments in the hospital mortuary for you to view the deceased’s body.

Contact us

Please phone us to make an appointment.

At Colchester Hospital

  • Relatives enquiry line: 01206 742 812
  • Bereavement Office: 01206 744 245

At Ipswich Hospital

  • Bereavement Office: 01473 704 498
  • Mortuary: 01473 703 580

Collections:

  • Monday to Friday – 1:30pm to 4:00pm (mornings by appointment)
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