Mortuary service | Oxfordshire County Council

Mortuary service

The role of the mortuary following a death.

The mortuary handles deaths that have been reported to the coroner, or deaths where no death certificate can be issued. The service:

  • provides storage facilities for those that have died in hospital and those under the jurisdiction of HM Coroner, HM Coroner's Act 1988 and Coroners Rules 1984
  • assists forensic pathologists with autopsies
  • provides facilities for the identification of bodies
  • is an integral part of the emergency services.

If you have any further enquiries concerning the mortuary service, please contact The Bereavement Service at the John Radcliffe Hospital.


Last reviewed
13 December 2017
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