Mortuary Staffing Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Sites

The Mortuary Manager is Peter Cockcroft and he is based at the Heartlands site on ext. 42197.

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) Designated Individual for HEFT is Dr Peter Colloby ext. 42921

The Cellular Pathology head Biomedical Scientist is Martin Collard ext. 40189

The mortuaries are staffed by a team of assistant technical officers that cover the three mortuary sites:

  • Bernie Winwood
  • Gemma Fahy
  • Sue Sparrow
  • Fiona Collard
  • Tom Smith (n.b. medical laboratory assistant)
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    Mortuary Services Information

    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).

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    The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the test database http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.
    Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

    For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

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