The bereavement service has a dedicated team of staff who coordinate all of the paperwork that needs to be completed after death, such as the medical certificate of the cause of death and any necessary medico-legal forms. They department liaises with medical and nursing staff, funeral directors, the Coroner’s office, the register office and various other outside agencies.
Our bereavement officers do not provide counselling services but can put you in touch with the necessary counselling services.
If you wish to speak to a doctor about the medical certificate of cause of death or if you have any other concerns, please ask a member of the bereavement staff.
The bereavement services team work Monday to Friday during the hours of 10am to 4pm. If you have any queries or would like support, the contact number is 01234 792163.
Bedford Hospital Bereavement Services & Chaplaincy
We are here to provide help, advice and support.
From the Bereavement Office you will collect the Medical Certificate which states the cause of death and also any valuables, clothing and personal effects.
We will provide you with information and support regarding the necessary administrative responsibilities and advice regarding funerals arrangements.
The chaplaincy service is available 24hours a day to offer pastoral, spiritual and emotional support to people of all faiths and none.
If you would like a Chaplain present if you are viewing your loved one this can be arranged.
The Faith and Belief Room is open 24 hours a day and is a beautiful place of peace and tranquillity to reflect or pray.