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Perinatal Postmortem

Compassionate support and answers for families experiencing the death of a baby shortly after or before birth.

About our Perinatal Postmortem service

Our Perinatal Postmortem Service helps hundreds of NSW families each year.

We’re a vital statewide service providing timely and highly-specialised support, focused on sensitive, compassionate care at this most difficult time.

Service Overview

We provide compassionate, respectful and dignified care of the highest standard for you and your baby and will ensure you get timely, reliable results.

You will be connected with a perinatal anatomical pathologist who will help you understand the technical aspects of care for your baby and to find the answers you need.

We adhere to strict ethical standards to ensure your cultural and religious needs are met.

We will support you carefully and respectfully through the process of obtaining your consent for a perinatal postmortem and help you understand the results.

NSW Perinatal Postmortem Service locations and hours

Our team works from three specialist centres at Westmead, Randwick and Newcastle.

We’re available during business hours from Monday to Friday via email or phone on 0436 698 366.

Should you need us outside business hours you can email our Perinatal Postmortem Service Care Coordinator who will be in touch the next working day.


Further Information
Make a referral or enquiry

If you’re a clinician, you can direct to us via eform or call us for urgent or after-hours postmortem advice:

  • The Children’s Hospital, Westmead: phone (02) 9845 0000 switchboard and ask to be transferred to the on-call pathologist
  • John Hunter Hospital: phone (02) 4921 3000 switchboard and ask to be transferred to the on-call pathologist.
  • Prince of Wales Hospital: phone (02) 9382 2222 switchboard and ask to be transferred to the on-call pathologist.
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