Welcome to the Mortuary department website.

The Mortuary forms part of the Cellular Pathology service, which also includes Bereavement Services, Histopathology and Cytology. The department provides a respectful and dignified service to all patients that pass away within the Hospital. A service is also provided to the Norfolk Coroner for all unexpected deaths that occur in the community and require a Post Mortem examination.

The Mortuary looks after over 4,000 patients per year, and conducts over 1,200 Post Mortem examinations for the Coroner and families. This includes adults, paediatric, neonatal, high risk and forensic cases.

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Meet the Team

Find out more about the Mortuary Team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.


You can find all about how to arrange a viewing and what to expect on this page.

Coroner/Post Mortem Examination

This page explains all you may need to know about Coronal involvement and what happens during a Post Mortem.

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number: 01603 287192
Alternative Telephone Number: 01603 288627
Fax: 01603 289533

Other Useful Contacts

You can find other useful contacts here

How to Find Us

The Mortuary is located on Level 1 in the West Block
If you are coming by car and need to park, the closest car parks are M and O.

You will be instructed to enter the West Atrium and report to the reception desk, whereby a member of the Mortuary Team will come to collect you.


The department is accredited to United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO 15189

The department holds a Human Tissue Authority Licence (11208) and three members of the team are Persons Designated.


Compliments and Complaints

If you are happy with the service you receive from us we would appreciate positive feedback. Please write/email in and let us know.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the service you receive from us in the first instance you should speak to a member of senior staff as soon as possible. If you feel unable to speak directly to staff or the issue is not dealt with satisfactorily, then please contact the Patient Information and Liaison Service (PALS) who will be able to assist you.