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The Bereavement Office aims to provide a sensitive efficient and timely service to the next of kin of patients who die at Ashford or St Peter’s Hospitals.


Purpose of this Procedure

The Ashford Hospital Bereavement Office is managed remotely from the St Peter’s Bereavement office.

The purpose of this procedure is to detail the process which must be followed by nursing, medical and Bereavement Office staff following a death at Ashford Hospital.


Policy Details

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Compiled by: Allison Allan, Bereavement Officer
Ratified by: Management Board
Date Ratified: July 2017
Date Issued: August 2017
Review Date: July 2020
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Allison Allan, Bereavement Officer


See also:

  • Bereavement Office Operational Policy
  • Procedure for Care of the Bereaved
  • Last Offices Nursing Procedure
  • Patient’s Property Policy and Procedures
  • Bereavement Booklet
  • Mortuary Viewing Procedure