Bereavement Support Services (GP information)


Bereavement Services provide support for staff, family and friends following a death in Hospital, the Emergency Department or in the community when the body had been brought to the Hospital.

Please see this information for bereaved families relating to COVID-19

Procedures Provided

  • Supervision and completion of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
  • Supervision and completion of Cremation papers
  • Referring appropriate deaths to HM Coroner
  • Supporting family/friends with HM Coroners and Registration of a death processes
  • Obtaining consent and supporting Staff and Relatives in the Hospital Post Mortem process
  • Arranging and meeting with Relatives to issue the MCCD
  • Arranging and accompanying relatives to viewings or identifications of the deceased
  • Updating IPM, tracking patients notes
  • Producing Electronic Discharge Letters to GP’s via ICE
  • Register the Death and arranging the Funeral for Patients who die in Hospital with no known next of kin.

Patient Information Leaflets

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Bereavement Support Services

Margaret Malcolm Senior Bereavement Support Officer
KarenJack Bereavement Support Officer

Useful Contacts

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
Bedfordshire Police HQ: 01234 841212
Bleep Number: 299
Direct Line: 01582 497344
Opening Hours: 08.00-18.00
Monday to Friday
Registration Office: 01582 548837
Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Central Bedfordshire 0300 300 8383
Outpatients booking department: 01582 561385
PALS (for patient specific enquiries) 01582 491 166
Switchboard 01582 491166
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