Bereavement & Donor Support

The specialist nurse Bereavement and Donation Team provides a range of support to patients who are nearing the end of life, and to their families, and to recently bereaved families of patients who have been cared for in our hospitals.

The team also advises about organ and tissue donation, and all other matters relating to death including certification and registration, and post mortems.

We run bereavement support groups and provide follow up support to bereaved family and friends.

We work together with the local authority, police and coroner to support bereaved families.

Bereavement leaflet [pdf] 170KB

Bereavement and Donor Support Team

Helen Bradley: Lead Nurse: Bereavement and Donor Support

Jenny Hedingham: Bereavement and Donation Specialist Nurse

Tina Fish: Assistant Practitioner

Chelsea Whittle: Staff Nurse - Bereavement and Donor Support



Our Address

Royal Preston Hospital

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sharoe Green Lane




01772    523730

The team provides advice and support every day, including bank holidays, between 9am and 5pm.




Organ donor register

Human tissue authority