Mortuary

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The mortuary handles sudden deaths that have been referred to the H M Coroner.

It receives and cares for people who pass away in the Waltham Forest.

The council provides Walthamstow Public Mortuary for Her Majesty's Coroner for the Eastern Area of Greater London.

Services Click to get info

  • receives and stores bodies for the coroner
  • handles bodies with dignity and respect
  • assist the pathologists with post-mortems to determine the cause of death
  • assist forensic pathologists with post-mortems in cases where criminal charges may arise
  • provide information and advice about post-mortems and what to do after a death
  • assist the coroner to deal quickly with cases for faith or cultural requirements

Mortuary expenses Click to get info

Item 2017/18
Storage £14
Post Mortem £404
Special Post Mortem £731
Infectious diseases Post Mortem £515
2nd Post Mortem £731
Releasing body out of hours £172
Private Post Mortem £515

Storage charges are applicable 10 working days after the Coroner issues a release certificate 

*Further charges may apply when out-of-hours service is provided. Please telephone mortuary to verify.

For information about a career in this field please visit the web site of Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology.

Opening times Click to get info

Opening hours for non-urgent matters:

  • Monday to Thursday:9am-2pm
  • Friday: 9am-1pm

The mortuary has an out-of-hours phone number to allow undertakers to collect bodies out of hours by appointment only. There is a £172 charge for this service.

Out of hours telephone: 07900 133 820

Contact Click to get info

Walthamstow Public Mortuary

Queens Road Walthamstow 
E17 8QP 
Phone 0208 496 3374 
Email jahran.allen-thompson@walthamforest.gov.uk