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Coroner's office

South Staffordshire Coroner

Mr Andrew Barkley (Interim Senior Coroner)

Supported by:

  • 3 Assistant Coroners
    • Richard Hughes
    • Heath Westerman
    • Emma Serrano
  • 3 Coroner's Officers
  • 2 (FTE) Administration Staff

Coroners investigate deaths that are reported to them. They do so as sensitively as possible, but must make sure that proper enquiries are made.

A coroner can issue forms allowing a death to be registered as a natural death, order an autopsy or open an inquest or investigation.


Information leaflets


Contact the Coroner's office

HM Coroner Staffordshire South
1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford ST16 2LP

Phone: 01785 276126 or 276127

Fax: 01785 276128

Email: South Staffordshire Coroner


Office hours

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Hospital, GP and register office referrals

Hospitals, GPs and register offices must refer deaths using the coroner’s web portal.

Any attachments, such as previous medical history / reports, may be added at the time of the referral using the 'upload file' facility located on the referrer details page.


Upcoming inquest hearings

The Coroners’ Courts Support Service is a registered charity whose volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending inquests.

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