What is a post-mortem?

A post-mortem, also known as an autopsy, is the examination of a body after the death.  This is carried out by a pathologist (who is a specially trained doctor) and the purpose of a post-mortem is to determine the cause of death; how, when and why they died.

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“This will give you answers to the questions you have about why they died. Make sure you ask your GP if you don’t understand any of the medical jargon, our doctor was great and really explained stuff to my brother”. Simon Says Young Person 

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