Bereavement

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Bereavement

Please accept our sincere condolences if you are visiting this site following the loss of a relative or friend.

Our bereavement service offer a trustwide, individualised, culturally sensitive service. We provide comprehensive information, guidance and support for bereaved relatives and friends following the death of a loved one at Barts Health.

What do I do now?

Please call the relevant bereavement office on the next working day following your loved ones death and the team will advise you of the next steps:

Note: Please do not come into the hospital

Newham University Hospital

Tel: 020 7363 8056 or 020 7363 8055

St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Tel: 020 3465 5889 or 020 3465 6892

The Royal London Hospital

Tel: 020 3594 1050 or 020 3594 2030

Whipps Cross Hospital

Tel: 020 8535 6628

If we're unable to take your call, please leave a message on the answer machine and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Further information

Our leaflet [pdf] 1MB explains what to do when someone close to you dies during the pandemic period. The information includes:

  • death registration
  • coroner referrals
  • emergency burial details
  • where to find local and national bereavement support.

Barts Health and St Joseph’s Hospice Annual Service of Remembrance

Held annually at St Paul's Cathedral, the service is for people of all faiths and beliefs and takes place on the last Sunday of October at 5:30pm.

Sadly, the 2021 service of remembrance will not happen this year. Uncertainty due to pandemic restrictions has meant we were unable to plan for the service in a timely way. Next year’s date will be 30 October 2022, please note the change in time to 5:30pm.

You can watch 2020’s virtual service on YouTube.