When the death of a patient occurs during normal working hours and the next of kin request that the deceased be removed immediately from the hospital, the Bereavement Office should be contacted and will facilitate this. The Bereavement Office at St Peter’s Hospital is manned between 08.00 and 16.00 hours Monday - Friday.
This policy deals only with deaths occurring outside normal working hours. For this policy ‘outside normal working hours’ is defined as between 16.00 and 08.00 hours Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
|Compiled by:||Charlotte Broughton, Head of Patient Experience and Involvement|
|Ratified by:||Trust Executive Committee|
|Date Ratified:||February 2022|
|Date Issued:||June 2022|
|Review Date:||December 2024|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Charlotte Broughton, Head of Patient Experience and Involvement|
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- Care of the Bereaved Guidelines for Best Practice
- Statement of Practice Admission and Release of Bodies at Ashford and St Peter's Mortuary
- Guidelines for Using the Interpreting Service