• The department provides a mortuary service to ELHT hospital sites.

  • The department also serves HM Coroners in Blackburn and East Lancashire jurisdictions for deaths in the community.

  • The Blackburn site is licensed with the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) for the undertaking of Post Mortem examinations and removal and storage of tissues from the deceased.

  • The Designated Individual under the HTA licence is Mrs Lorraine Richardson (Mortuary Manager)

  • The department also carries out Forensic post mortems with Home Office Pathologists and the Police.

Access to the service:

To access the services of the mortuary team, or for advice, please contact the department directly. Out of hours please contact the on-call member of staff via the RBH hospital switchboard

Office/Enquiries                   01254 732067     



Level 0

Royal Blackburn Hospital

Haslingden Rd 



Opening hours (Royal Blackburn Hospital):

Monday to Thurs                                             08.00 to 16:30

Friday                                                              08:00 to 16:00

Out of hours please contact the On-call mortuary technician via the RBH switchboard.

Senior Staff:

HTA Designated Individual/ Mortuary Manager: