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Mortuary opening hours and contact details

The Adult Mortuary is staffed between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, and over the weekend, there is an on-call technician available via Switchboard.

We are open to the General Public and Funeral Directors during the following times:

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

We are closed in the afternoon on the first Wednesday of every month for staff training.

Our viewing facilities operate on an appointment only basis, and relatives can ring the Mortuary directly to book an available time. The Mortuary can be contacted during opening hours on the following numbers:

Adult Mortuary - 0161 276 4476
Mortuary Manager - 0161 276 4972

Out of hours service

Between the hours of 4:30pm and 8:00am, and over weekends, the Mortuary is closed and therefore not staffed. Please do not send relatives down to the department out of hours. An on-call technician is available during these hours for urgent advice and can be contacted through Switchboard on 0161 276 1234.

Viewings can be facilitated out of hours via the on call technician, but please be aware that they are not guaranteed. The on call technician does not have access to the diary to make future appointments, so please advise families who wish to do this to contact the Mortuary the next working day.