"Long wait for postmortem and death certificate at Leighton"
About: Leighton Hospital Leighton Hospital Crewe CW1 4QJ
Posted by mandy722 (as ),
My mother in law spent 4 weeks in Leighton hospital. She was on the High Dependency Unit. The treatment that she received during her time on the unit was great. Sadly, she passed away, though the care before she died was good.
However, the service we have had after her death was very poor. It took 30 hours for them to decide she needed a postmortem. And after a week, we still had no death certificate. The coroner's office took so long to decide she needed a postmortem, that we were just left waiting. We couldn't begin to grieve, or even begin to arrange her funeral with a death certificate.
The hospital were not at all helpful with any of these problems. They didn't even call us back to keep us informed when they said they would. This is just not good enough that we have been treated terribly, at a time when we needed it the least. We weren't able to see the body in the chapel of rest and we feel we were put through torture. It's just not good enough!