If someone dies suddenly, or the cause of death is not clear, then the body will be taken to East Ham Mortuary temporarily.
East Ham Mortuary services
The East Ham Mortuary has facilities for receiving, examining, storing and releasing bodies where a post-mortem may be needed. A post-mortem is an examination of a body to find the cause of death.
If you know someone who has died and/or if you would like to know about what happens next, you can contact Her Majesty's (H.M.) Coroner for the Eastern District of London to ask about:
- Where a body is being stored
- Causes of death
- Viewing of the deceased
- The release of a body for a funeral.