Bereavement Services at Lewisham Hospital

The Bereavement Officer at Lewisham Hospital is informed of all deaths and is able to help bereaved family and friends through the immediate administrative process following a death.


Contact Details

Please contact the Bereavement Officer on 020 8333 3431 between 10am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday, before making an appointment to register the death.


What You Will Need

A Medical Cause of Death Certificate is required in order to register the death.  A hospital doctor will issue the certificate and the Bereavement Officer will let you know when this is available.

The necessary papers will be processed as quickly as possible.  If there is any reason for a delay the Bereavement Officer will explain this to you.


Bereavement Booklet

The Trust has produced a bereavement booklet to provide essential information for bereaved family and friends.

Open the bereavement booklet >>


Additional Support

Lewisham Council is also providing a service through their registrar in order to make things easier.  This service means that you can just inform them, and they will let all the necessary government departments and local authority services know.

Find out more about the 'Just Once' council service >>

Contact Details

The Bereavement Officer is available on 020 8333 3431 between 10am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday.

Bereavement Booklet

Find essential information for bereaved family and friends.

Lewisham Bereavement Booklet >>

Useful Links

You can find additional support using the links below:

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