Concerns about the circumstances surrounding a death

If you have concerns about matters causing or contributing to your relative’s death please let us know as soon as possible.

Sometimes we may advise you that your issues would be better addressed by another organisation such as the hospital’s Patient and Advice Liaison Service or the Care Quality Commission. This does not mean that your concerns aren’t valid; only that they are outside the scope of the Coroner's inquiries.

If you want to tell us about concerns, please do this in writing by post or email and ideally within 14 days of the commencement of the Coroner’s Investigation. If an Inquest has been opened, you can also send a list of questions that you would like to ask the witnesses at the hearing. Please write as clearly and briefly as you can.

If the death has not been reported to the Coroner at all but you have concerns about the circumstances of the death, please let us know and the Coroner will consider whether the matter requires further investigation.