Bereavement Care Services 

Bereavement Care Services (BCS) is a 24-hour onsite service based at Middlemore Hospital within the Counties Manukau DHB (CMDHB). 

BCS facilitates all aspects of the process when a death occurs including the provision of support and information to families, hospital staff and external agencies (Coroner, Police, etc).

The bereavement service manages all deaths from the loss of a baby at 12 weeks to all adult deaths, approximately 1,000 per annum. CMDHB is the major provider ofpublic health services for the 490,000 people who live in South and East Auckland. Middlemore Hospital and Kidz First Hospital combined have over 800 inpatient beds and are the largest inpatient facilities in CMDHB.