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Visiting your relative/friend at the mortuary

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The Mortuary Services Team consists of a small group of staff who have chosen to dedicate their careers to the provision of high quality care for the deceased and the bereaved. They are here to help you in whatever way they can as they care for your relative/friend.

If you wish to visit your relative/friend, please contact the Mortuary Services Team, who will be able to have a chat with you and book your appointment. They will ensure you have space, time and support during your visit, and will also discuss with you any options you may have for memory-making. They may also contact the Care After Death Team to support you, if you feel you need it when you visit.

We request that family members or friends wishing to visit the mortuary attend together and arrive at the arranged time. You must be the next of kin, or have permission from the next of kin, to view the deceased.

To make an appointment to visit, please contact:

Morriston Mortuary - 01792 703250

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm

Singleton Mortuary - 01792 285377

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Currently, there is no viewing facility at the mortuary in Neath Port Talbot Hospital.

You may also contact the Care After Death Team and they can help you to arrange an appointment.

If you do not wish to visit your relative/friend at the mortuary, or you are not able to for any reason, you may be able to visit them when they are in the care of your chosen funeral director. Please discuss this option with your funeral director, and they will be happy to support you.

Please remember, there is no right or wrong when it comes to visiting your relative/friend after they have died. It is a personal choice whether or not you chose to do so. The mortuary and Care After Death Team, along with your funeral director, will be able to advise you and support you whichever decision you make.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau ffôn yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi. Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg drwy bwyso’r botwm ar y dde ar frig y dudalen.

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