Information for Coroners

To make a referral concerning a sudden cardiac death with an unascertained cause of death:

Contact the CRY CCP Secretarial Office            Tel:  020 8725 5112  /  Fax:  020 8725 5139
                                                                            E-mail: ddyal@sgul.ac.uk

 

After contacting us for the new referral forms (using details above), please send specimens to:

Prof M N Sheppard
Goods In
Site Services
St George’s University of London
Cranmer Terrace
London SW17 0RE

With permission:

Families are increasingly prepared to give permission for this fast-track service which aims to return the heart in 2 weeks in time for burial. It is extremely helpful if the coroner requests permission for the whole heart to be sent as this greatly facilitates the accuracy of the diagnosis.

However, if the family only give permission for tissue to be taken from the heart at autopsy it will be stored at the CRY CCP at St George’s Hosptial.