Bereavement Service

Information about the Bereavement Service

Our aim is to provide dignity and care to the deceased patient and their relatives, ensuring we support bereaved families through what is a very distressing and emotional time.

We offer guidance and support to assist you through the practical steps of the process.

The Bereavement team will:

  • Co-ordinate the efficient completion of the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and other relevant paperwork, such as cremation forms
  • Keep you informed throughout the proceedings
  • Arrange a meeting with you to hand over the completed Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, provide any useful information, offer support and answer any questions you may have
  • Look after the deceased patient’s property and return this to the next of kin
  • Liaise with outside agencies such as – GPs, Coroner’s Office, Funeral Directors, Registry Office, Crematoria, etc.

You will need to book an appointment prior to visiting the team to ensure they are able to help you.

Contact information - please contact the appropriate office after 10.00am as follows

Conquest Hospital

8am to 4m

Tel: 0300 131 4500 Ext: 773292

When you have an appointment, please report to the information desk on Level 3.

Eastbourne DGH

8am to 4pm

Tel: 0300 131 4785

When you have an appointment, please report to the information desk on Level 2.

The Bereavement team

  • Joy Jones – Bereavement and Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care Manager
  • Robert Tricker – Deputy Bereavement Service Manager/Lead Medical Examiner’s Officer
  • Victoria Hamilton – Medical Examiner’s Officer
  • Michelle Kinneavy – Medical Examiner’s Officer
  • M Nunn – Medical Examiner’s Officer
  • Caroline Driver – Bereavement Officer
  • Deborah Carter – Bereavement Officer

We provide this service at

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD
0300 131 4500

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive, Eastbourne
East Sussex, BN21 2UD
0300 131 4500

Irvine Unit

Holliers Hill, Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN40 2DZ
0300 131 4500