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Mortuary information for funeral directors

Funeral directors who are attending the Adult Mortuary, or wish to contact the staff, can find all the relevant information and contact details on this page.

Opening hours

The Adult Mortuary is open to funeral directors during the following hours:

  • Monday - 10:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 12:00pm, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Please be aware that staff may not be available to assist you in person outside of these hours.

Contact details

Staff are available via telephone from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, at the Adult Mortuary. Outside of these hours, there is an on call technician available via the main Hospital Switchboard.

Hospital Switchboard - 0161 274 1234

Adult Mortuary - 0161 276 4476

Mortuary Manager - 0161 276 4972

Paperwork required for the release of patients

If you are a funeral director collecting a patient from the Adult Mortuary, we require you to bring the following paperwork to the Mortuary before we will release the patient into your care:

Hospital deaths (without Coroner's involvement): Hospital release note, issued to the family by the Bereavement Centre, and a copy of the green disposal note.

Deaths with Coroner's involvement: Coroner's release note.

Please note, we do not accept faxes or e-mails - you must bring your paperwork to the Mortuary.

How to find us

The Adult Mortuary is situated on the ground floor of the Clinical Sciences Building. Please see this map for details.