Swan Suite Bereavement Centre - Fairfield - Fairfield Hospital [Bury]

The service performs a variety of administrative functions following the death of a patient.

The Bereavement Admin team will arrange for the completion of the Medical Cause of Death Certificate and any other associated documentation.

Process following the loss of a loved one

Please nominate one family member to liaise with the Bereavement Office.

Please ring after 10:00am where a Bereavement Officer will provide you with information regarding the next steps.

Answer machines are available to leave a message out of hours, or if the Bereavement officer is dealing with another query.

The Medical certificate Cause of death will be prepared for you as quickly as possible, however this could take up to 72 hours. For deaths that occur during the weekend, they will be processed the next working day.

You will not need to attend the Bereavement Office for a face-to-face appointment, all documentation required, is issued electronically direct to the appropriate Register Office. 

Fairfield General Hospital, Swan Suite Bereavement Centre, Entrance 3

  • Rochdale Coroner’s office: 01706 924815 8.30 – 4.30 (closed 12.30 – 1.30)
  • Bury Register office:


             Telephone: 0161 253 6026 - Monday to Friday: 9am until 4.30pm (close on the first Thursday      of each month at 2.00pm)

  • NCA Mortuary Services Fairfield General Hospital: 0161 778 8115
  • Bereavement Nurse Team, via Bereavement Office, weekend via main hospital switch number.
  • Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Team
  • PALS (Patient Advice & Liaison Service) 0161 604 5897
  • Medical Examiners Service


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