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Useful Telephone Numbers

Arrowe Park Hospital Bereavement Office

0151 604 7346

If a death occurs in Arrowe Park Hospital, you will need to ring this number to make an appointment to collect any relevant documentation and personal belongings. You can contact the Bereavement office between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday. You will need to take any relevant documentation given to you by the Bereavement office, to the Registry office.

Birkenhead Registrar’s Office

0151 606 2020

The Registrar’s Office is situated in Birkenhead Town Hall, Mortimer Street, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, and is open 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday by appointment. ( A death can no longer be registered without an appointment). Registering the death is a legal requirement, and must be done within 5 days of the death occurring, preferably earlier, providing that the Coroner is not involved. The Registry Office is where you can purchase copies of the death certificate.

Chester Registrar's Office

All registrations of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships are by appointment only.

Registering a death can be done at other offices close to where you live on some occasions, and these are made by appointment only, through Chester registery office. For example Ellesmere Port has an office, but you have to ring Chester to arrange this.

To make an appointment please contact the Cheshire West and Chester Registrations Service:

Offices and opening times

Chester register office

  • Monday - Friday, 8.45am to 5.15pm

Goldsmith House
Goss Street

Wirral Coroner's Office ( Now Based in Liverpool )

0151 233 5770

On occasions when a death is sudden, unexpected, or if the deceased did not have any contact with any medical practitioner within the last 14 days prior to the death occurring, in most cases the death will be referred to the Coroner. If this is the case, the Coroner will inform the next of kin whether or not a Post Mortem examination is required, to establish the cause of death. If an Inquest is to be held, the registration of the death will be delayed, and an “interim death certificate” may be issued by the Coroner’s Department, as a temporary measure.

Chester Coroner's Office
( Same applies e.g. to Ellesmere Port Coroner's Department and all residing in the Cheshire West area )

West Annexe, Town Hall
Sankey Street,
Warrington, Cheshire
TEL  01606 363 393

Landican Crematorium

Arrowe Park Road, Wirral

0151 666 3001

Office hours are 10.00am- 4.00pm Monday – Friday

Chester Crematorium ( Blacon ) Cemetery Lodge, Blacon Avenue, Chester, Blacon, Chester CH1 5BB

 Tel: 01244 372 428

Walton - Lea Crematorium, Warrington

Tel: 01925 267 731

Clatterbridge Hospital

0151 334 4000

Countess of Chester Hospital

01244 365 000

Royal Liverpool Hospital

0151 709 0141

Alder Hey Hospital

0151 228 4811

Liverpool Womens Hospital

0151 708 9988

St John's Hospice Wirral

0151 334 2778

Hospice of the Good Shepherd Backford, Chester

Gordon Lane
Tel: 01244 851091

 Am I entitled to a Government contribution towards the Funeral expenses?

The person paying the Funeral expenses may be entitled to some help towards the cost of the funeral, depending on what state benefits he/she receives.

  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • (Income based) Job seekers allowance
  • Disabled persons Tax Credit
  • Working Family’s Tax Credit

You should contact your local Benefits Agency for more information about this.

Any Funeral payment paid out will have to be paid back from any estate of the deceased person. The estate means any money, property, savings and insurance policies that the deceased person owned. A house or personal possessions that are left to a Widow, Widower or surviving Civil Partner do not count as part of the estate.

Bereavement Service helpline

Telephone: 0845 606 0265

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Est 1978

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