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Bereavement support

The bereavement officers at York and Scarborough will:

  • advise you on the availability of the MCCD
  • advise you on how to register the death
  • advise you on how and where to collect any valuables and personal belongings left at the hospital
  • advise you on making arrangements to view your relative or friend
  • advise you on what to do next

You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about these or any other matters or concerns.


What to do during your bereavement

The bereavement services team produce a booklet 'What to do during your bereavement'.  This provides practical help and advice during the early days of your bereavement.

These are available from the wards, the Bereavement Services Suite or you can download a copy below:

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York Hospital: What to do during your bereavement booklet

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Scarborough Hospital: What to do during your bereavement booklet

Deaths that have occurred in York must be registered at the York Register Office where possible. The bereavement officer at York will provide the York Register Office with your details following your consent.

Deaths that have occurred outside of York must be registered at a North Yorkshire Register Office where possible.  The bereavement officer at Scarborough will provide you with contact details for the Scarborough Register Office.

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