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Some people would like to see the body of their loved one who has recently died.

This page gives you information about how this might happen.

It also gives you information about:

  • Where to go
  • The staff who might be involved
  • How to contact us

About Us

Within a short time of death, the patient will be taken from the ward to the hospital mortuary. Should a member of the family or close friend wish to see the deceased at the hospital you will need to contact the appropriate office so that an appointment can be made to visit the deceased.

For all visits we ask the family members and friends to attend together and arrive at the arranged time.

Please ask if you would like a hospital chaplain to accompany you.

On occasion the deceased may have to be viewed from behind a glass screen. You will be advised by the Bereavement Team if this is a requirement prior to your visit.

Contact Us

Visits at the Royal Liverpool Hospital are by appointment only and can be arranged between the hours of 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:30pm, Monday to Friday.

To arrange an appointment please telephone: 0151 706 3805

Alternate TextVisits at Broadgreen Hospital are by appointment only and can be arranged between the hours of 9:00am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

To arrange an appointment please telephone: 0151 282 6266

It may be possible to visit at other times but this will be subject to the availablility of the nursing staff for the ward/unit where the deceased was being treated.

Outside normal working hours please telephone the hospital swithcboard on telephone: 0151 706 2000 and ask to speak to the Duty Manager.

The Team

The Bereavement Services Team consists of a small group of staff who have chosen to dedicate their careers to the provision of high quality care for the deceased and the bereaved.

In 2009 the Bereavement Services Team received the Trust's, Team of the Year Quality Award for the continuous provision of a high quality service.

We are here to help you in whatever way we can, so please feel free to get in touch with us.

  • Barbara Peters – Mortuary & Bereavement Services Manager
  • Jane Perry – Lead/Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist
  • Barry Wong - Anatomical Pathology Technologist
  • Gary Hunter - Anatomical Pathology Technologist
  • Lynsey Crichton - Anatomical Pathology Technologist
  • Tobias Orbine - Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Bereavement

  • David Lindale – Bereavement Officer
  • Linda Milward – Dispatch/Bereavement Officer