Issue details

Provision of Post-Mortem Services for HM Coroner, South Yorkshire (West)

Sheffield City Council are statutorily required to provide a post-mortem service for HM Coroner South Yorkshire (West). This service is provided in different locations by specialist staff (on a fee per case basis). The specific nature of the work means there is no route to market, no alternative provisions possible and the service cannot be subjected to competition.


The proposal is to produce a 3-year waiver for all categories of post-mortem (standard, forensic, and children’s).  This will remove the need to produce 9 separate waivers as has been done previously (one per category per year).  This will save time and expenditure.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/savings > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/10/2021

Scrutiny Committee: Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny Committee;

Department: Place

Contact: Ellie Fraser Email: Tel: 0114 205 2478.

Date agenda documents available: 10/11/21


  • Report of the Executive Director, Place