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Mortuary and Bereavement

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We care for the deceased throughout the Essex and east Hertfordshire regions and deal with approximately 1800 deaths per year and performing over 700 post-mortem examinations.

Advice for bereaved families and friends

You can access full information to share with bereaved family members or friends via this link.

Mortuary viewing facility

Our viewing facility is for relatives wishing to view the deceased prior to funeral arrangement.

This room is also used by the Police and Coroners Service in the event of body identification purpose. We respect all religious and cultural beliefs, and these are followed when caring for the deceased.

To make an appointment please contact the mortuary on 01279 82 7089 from Monday to Friday, 8am - 4.30pm. 

On-call service

We provide an emergency 24 hour service all year around. You can contact us via hospital switchboard: 01279 44 44 55.

Bereavement services

Our bereavement team are here to give you support and guidance following the death of a loved one. You can contact the team on 01279 82 7090 or 01279 82 7433.

Key members of staff

Ken Connolly, mortuary and bereavement services manager

Helen Kennedy, senior bereavement co-ordinator

Cherie Hooper, bereavement officer

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.