Bereavement service

  • At our bereavement office, our staff can offer you advice on local community bereavement support agencies, and can arrange follow up meetings with hospital staff if this is something that would help you.

  • Telephone number: 0208 869 2960
  • Location: Ealing and Northwick Park Hospitals
  • Division: Corporate

About the service

Very sadly, bereavement is a normal life experience. Working through the pain of loss and coming to terms with the death of a loved one are very important, and can affect our future health, both mental and physical.

Many people may not need additional support at this time, as grief can affect us all in different ways. But there are a growing number of bereavement services to support people who are experiencing grief, from general bereavement befriending to specialist professional counselling.

At our bereavement office, our staff can offer you advice on local community bereavement support agencies, and can arrange follow up meetings with hospital staff if this is something that would help you.

Our staff coordinate the paperwork which is needed after a person's death, such as the medical cause of death certificate (MCCD) and cremation forms. They also work closely with staff inside and outside the Trust, including:

  • medical and nursing staff
  • funeral directors
  • H.M. Coroner’s office
  • the Registry office.

The team also ensure the safekeeping of valuable items brought into our hospitals.

Visiting our service

You can visit our bereavement team:

  • at Ealing Hospital: we are based on the ground floor, next to the PALS office. Ask at our main reception if you have any difficulty in locating us, or if we are not in the office when you arrive.
  • at Northwick Park Hospital: please let our main reception know that you would like to speak to a member of our bereavement team. They will show you to a seating area and let us know that you are here. One of our team will come to meet you.

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