Mortuary services

The mortuary managed by Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust.

The mortuary has an HTA license and provides secure storage for all hospital deaths and a post-mortem service. It deals with consented hospital post-mortems

The mortuary works closely alongside the Bereavement Office, which manages issuing Medical Certificate of Cause Death and facilitates the completion of cremation paperwork. The bereavement staff also work closely with the families, returning property and valuables, and liaising with the mortuary to arrange viewings where requested of the deceased. It is located externally next to the ED Department, via Mayday Road entrance.

During the ED rebuild project the only access to Mortuary is via Crossland Road - located off London Road opposite Boots opticians

Parking for a short period is available.

Main mortuary

Normal opening hours

9am - 11.45am and 1pm - 3.30pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (excluding Weekends\ Bank\ Public Holidays).

1pm - 3.30pm on Wednesdays.

Viewings within these times are by appointment only so please contact the Mortuary staff on 0208 401 3000 ex 4712 to arrange an appointment time. Mortuary opening hours can also vary due to certain circumstances so please call in advance where possible.

To avoid disappointment relatives cannot arrive without an appointment for viewings

Out of hours

Unfortunately, outside normal opening hours the Mortuary is closed

Please contact Ward Staff who will instruct you of the out of hour’s procedures

Viewings to avoid disappointment relatives cannot arrive without an appointment please speak to Ward Staff for advice


Key contacts

Bereavement Office

Open 8.30am-4pm Monday-Friday

Located by Woodcroft Wing Entrance, Ground Floor Yellow Zone

020 8401 3000 ex 3144 or 3143

Coroner’s Office

2nd Floor Davis House



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Croydon Public Mortuary

Thornton Rd, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 6BB

020 8684 9135

Monday – Friday 9am–1pm and 2pm–4pm