- When a death is referred to HM Coroner
- Choosing a Funeral Director
- Bereavement Support
- Visiting a person who has died
- Reviewing the care of people who die in hospital
If you have been directed to this website, you have experienced the death of someone close to you. We are very sorry for your loss and we know that this can be a very difficult and distressing time.
Our Bereavement Team are here to help guide you through the necessary arrangements after someone has sadly died. Please contact us using the telephone numbers below:-
- Pinderfields Hospital - 01924 541015 / 541016 / 541017
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
- Dewsbury Hospital - 01924 512626
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Our Bereavement Officers will ask you some questions and check your details to ensure they have the correct information required. They will explain what you need to do next and when the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) is likely to be completed.
Our Bereavement Officers will contact you when the MCCD is ready for collection and arrange an appointment at a convenient time. They will also ask if you would like an appointment to register the death as we have a Registrar from the Wakefield Register Office based at Pinderfields Hospital (Monday to Friday).
Please note; this is for deaths at Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals only. If we are unable to accommodate an appointment for you, you can arrange to register the death at Wakefield Register Office:-
Wakefield Town Hall
For deaths at Dewsbury Hospital, please register at the Dewsbury Register Office:-
Dewsbury Town Hall
Wakefield Old Road
You can find useful information in this leaflet Information for families following a bereavement Jan19.[pdf] 2MB
We would advise you not to attend the Bereavement Office without first speaking to one of our Bereavement Officers. This is to ensure that all documentation is ready for you to collect on your arrival, or to explain the reasons for any delay in issuing the relevant documentation.