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In the hospital's mortuary we provide an efficient and compassionate service that respects the dignity of deceased patients and their families. This is an important service that the hospital provides to patients who die while in our care. It is also central to supporting bereaved families at a very difficult time.

It is our policy to ensure that the deceased patient is released from the mortuary to the funeral director as soon as possible. This allows relatives to make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Before releasing the remains to a funeral director, the medical team caring for the deceased patient must give clearance for the release. Clearance means clarifying whether or not the deceased patient is to have a post-mortem examination (hospital or coroner directed). There are certain criteria under which a death is reportable to the coroner and following consultation with the medical team, the coroner decides whether or not to direct a post mortem examination.

  • The Mortuary building includes a chapel for removals to take place, a room for viewing of remains, a Chaplains Office and a family room and kitchenette for bereaved relatives.

    The services provided include:

    • The viewing of remains when safe to do so, by appointment only
    • The removal of remains either by requests from the funeral director, on behalf of the family or directly by the family. Protocols based on public health and safety will be complied with
    • Transfers of remains for post mortems, if required, to the Dublin City Mortuary.
Contact Details

Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm

How to find us

The mortuary is located beside the James’s Luas stop

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