Information for families following bereavement in our services

Information for families following bereavement in our services 3

If you have experienced the death of someone close to you, we understand how difficult and distressing this can be and we hope that the information here will be helpful to you.

This information explains what happens next and provides some links to national services who offer support which may be helpful to you at this time.
Our leaflet includes information about how to comment on the care your loved one received and what happens if a death is looked into by a coroner. It also provides details of the processes involved if you have any significant concerns about the care we provided and gives you practical advice, support and information.

The website also provides practical information on what to do following a death.

Bereavement support

  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Offers free confidential support for adults and children when someone dies. Contact via or call 0808 808 1677.
  • Sands: Supports those affected by the death of a baby before, during and shortly after birth, providing a bereavement support helpline, a network of support groups, an online forum and message board. Contact via, email or call 0808 164 3332.
  • Support after Suicide Partnership: Provides helpful resources for those bereaved by suicide and signposting to local support groups and organisations. Contact via
  • Papyrus: Provides helpful information and detail of support after suicide: telephone 01925 572 444 or email
  • Compassionate Friends: Provides support for all families bereaved after the death of a child or children: 0845 123 2304, open 10am-4pm, 7pm-10pm daily.