Mortuary – Paediatric

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The Paediatric Mortuary is situated in a state of the art purpose built facility within the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on the third floor.

It is closely linked with the Saint Mary’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology departments in its location within Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s Oxford Road Campus.

The information in this section (including the pages in the right hand menu) refers to the Oxford Road Campus and Trafford General Hospital. Information on the mortuary at Wythenshawe Hospital is available in the handbook and is in the process of being added to this section.

We are a small, highly trained and dedicated team who offer a high quality service to bereaved families. Over the years we have developed close links with our families and have provided them with necessary ongoing support.

We also offer a new bespoke parent-friendly viewing facility within our department.

As part of the mortuary services we carry out post mortems for all consented hospital cases within Saint Mary’s Hospital. We are the largest referral centre for stillbirth, second trimester losses and terminations of pregnancy consented post mortems for the North West of England. We also carry out post mortems for HM Coroners referral cases from Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria.

All of our services are carried out in accordance with the appropriate HTA guidelines and are performed with care and dignity at all times.


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(Last reviewed October 2019)