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 8.30am to 4.30pm 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.
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