Mortuary Services Information

Written by Robert Storer Created on Updated on .

The Mortuaries and deceased patient viewing facilities are located in the pathology buildings of the BHH and GHH sites. Solihull Hospital Mortuary is located in the main hospital building on the Solihull Site. All of the mortuaries form part of the Cellular Pathology Department within Laboratory Medicine.

For hospital doctors and relatives wishing to view deceased patients the standard opening hours to of the mortuaries are Monday to Friday 08:30- 13:00 and 14:00-16:00 (BHH GHH and SH). Lunchtime opening 13.00-14.00 is based on staffing and mortuary activity on the day and so not guaranteed. Outside of normal working hours there is controlled access to other Hospital staff via Hotel Services on each site.

Transportation of deceased patients between the ward and the mortuary is arranged via the porters (BHH ext 40352, GHH ext 47411 and SH ext 44355). It must be carried out in a timely manner, please refer to the Trust's end of life care policy

Protocols for requesting post mortems are available from the Bereavement Office 41476 (BHH), 45360 (SH) and 47404(GHH).

For viewing bodies call the appropriate ward or department who can then contact the relevant mortuary to a arrange an appointment. 42197 (BHH), 45566 (SH) and 47325(GHH).