The department manages the mortuary facility located in the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital and the Paediatric/Perinatal mortuary in St Michael’s Hospital.  Since April 2009, when the Bristol City Council/Coroner’s mortuary opened at Flax Bourton the adult service in Southmead Hospital is limited to storage and management of the deceased and the facilitation of viewings.  Requests for autopsies on adult and neonatal deaths may be made through the appropriate mortuary (Southmead 0117  4141700, St Michael's 0117 3425428).  Tissues from autopsies requiring histological examination are sent to the Cellular Pathology Department at NBT for processing.