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Bereavement Service

The Hospital Bereavement Service

Support and Assistance

The PALS Bereavement Service provides sympathetic information, advice and support to bereaved relatives and carers by helping them through the practical arrangements that follow the death of an adult patient at the hospital.

The team can help you deal with issues such as:

  • Registering the Death
  • Funeral Director
  • The Coroner and Coroner’s Office

We are located in The Evelyn Centre (Area R) at Northampton General Hospital and can be contacted Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm on the numbers shown below. An answer phone service is available out of hours and we will respond to messages as soon as we can.

Bereavement Service

For more information on the services we can provide, see 'What Happens Now?' - our guide to making arrangements following a death. 
The Chaplaincy Team  is always available to give support and practical advice

Telephone 01604 545773

You can also get help from your own general practitioner (GP) or perhaps your local minister or faith group leader.


Children's & Young People’s Bereavement Services

The Children and Young Person's Bereavement Service offers one-to-one counselling and age appropriate bereavement groups. The service has a number of counsellors and volunteers and takes referrals from parents, schools, health professionals and if the child is over 16 from the child themselves.

The service also provides training for anyone requesting help in dealing with bereaved children.
Telephone 01604 545131

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