The Trafford General Bereavement Care Team provides an invaluable empathic service to families at a time of extreme distress and sadness. The service provides information, advice and support for next of kin in all aspects of bereavement care.

Bereavement Advisors provide help and emotional support for bereaved people in the following areas:

  • Arranging the completion of all documentation, including medical certificates
  • Arranging cremation papers when needed
  • Advice and information regarding funeral arrangements
  • Emotional support
  • Formal counselling can be arranged for next of kin of people who die at Trafford General Hospital
  • Liaising with the Coroner’s staff, police, social workers and General Practitioners (family doctors)
  • Helping next of kin, where appropriate, to complete documentation and providing advice regarding help from the Department for Work and Pensions Social Fund Funeral Payment (SF200 form) and the Bereavement Benefit (BB1)
  • Explaining probate and legalities following death
  • Making arrangements for tracing next of kin where no next of kin is recorded in the medical records
  • Arranging a funeral where no next of kin has been found
  • Assisting Consultants to gain consent for Hospital Post Mortem
  • Providing training and information on bereavement related issues to other staff members

Bereavement support is available from the time of death until an agreed time when the next of kin no longer require support



Telephone: 0161 746 2861

Trafford General Hospital
Moorside Road
M41 5SL