Coronial Services - Tissue Return

Communio provides services for Coronial Services to manage the process for returning body samples and body parts in accordance with the provisions of the Coroners Act 2006 (the Act). The service includes:

  • Bereavement Care Services operating a 24 hours a day 7 days a week service which allows families to collect tissue returns at a time that is convenient for them. The tissue return service is provided for all families not just families of the deceased.
  • Coronial services provide the contact and address details for the family / whanau or other party to whom the Bodily Sample or Body Part is to be returned.
  • Where a family does not request the return of samples/body parts, tissue is disposed of in an appropriate and culturally sensitive manner.