We recognise that care for our patients and their family continues even after death. The experienced Bereavement Care team at the Trust provides a caring and compassionate service, offering support and reassurance, information and guidance.
Both the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital provides a Medical Examiner service, which is a national system for reviewing deaths that occur in hospital. You can find out more information about this service here.
The Bereavement Office will work with the Medical Examiner Service to complete the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD), and aim to do this within 1-2 working days after your relative/loved one has died.
In some cases, the Medical Examiner may need to speak to the Coroner’s Office first, and when this happens a short delay may occur before the Bereavement Office can issue the certificate.